You are currently viewing all posts published under Labor Law.
Exclusions and restrictions to look out for and avoid when purchasing general liability insurance.
There are several exclusions and restrictions placed in insurance agreements to limit their exposure in personal injury cases in New York State (particularly in cases brought under Labor Law §§ 240(1) and 241(6)). What follows are a list of exclusions and restrictions to look out for and avoid when purchasing general liability in[...]
Some recent cases handed down by the Appellate Division illustrate how difficult winning Labor Law cases can be without a strong legal strategy.
In a recent First Department case, a worker was injured while he was working in a warehouse and was thrown from a Bobcat. The owner of the property contracted with its tenant, who was the worker’s employer to construct a concrete curb around the perimeter of the nearby parking lot. The worker was helping remove plywood which he[...]
The Second Department Holds That Accident Occurring in Travel to the Jobsite Is Not Covered Under Labor Law
In a recent Second Department case, a man and his decedent wife were hired to hang wallpaper in a newly constructed office building. The day after they were instructed to begin work on the subject building, the decedent woman drove her vehicle with her husband to the jobsite. When they were unable to enter the building through the fr[...]
Court of Appeals Holds That Coupling Is Not a Proper Safety Device Under the Labor Law
In a recent case before the Court of Appeals, a worker was injured when a section of conduit pipe fell on his hand. The worker was and electrician whose company had been hired to overhaul the electrical system in offices leased from the building owner.
As part of the overhaul, the electrical company was responsible for installing c[...]