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Construction elevator accident nyc
Construction Accidents

Construction Elevator Accident

Construction accidents involving elevators are becoming a common occurrence. In a notable case, an electrical construction worker entered an industrial elevator at the Empire State Building.

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Fall from roof accident
Construction Accidents

Roof Accident Construction Injury

What kind of lawsuit can a guy who falls from a roof bring in New York? In a case of note, a roofer company performed insulation installation, which required him to work about 1 1/2 feet from the edge of the roof.

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Carpenter accident attorney in nyc
Construction Accidents

Carpenter Accident

The carpenter alleged his accident occurred when struck in this hand with a falling object. Specifically, a “form” put in place to pour concrete in wall construction fell on his hand.  The defendants argued that the item was not a form, but rather a component of a form. 

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Hand truck accident lawyer in nyc
Construction Accidents

Hand Truck Accident

Labor Law §240(1) and §241(6) protects construction workers from dangers that are unique to construction work including hand truck accidents. These laws ensure that construction workers in New York have greater protections under the law than…

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Work related accident lawyer
Construction Accidents

Work Accident Lawyer

The best work accident lawyers know that their work on an individual cases can change the law going forward. One of The Platta Law Firm, PLLC’s signature cases, Wilinski v. 334 East 92nd Housing Development Fund Corp., decided by New York’s highest court…

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Workplace Accident Attorney
Construction Accidents

Workplace Accident Attorney

When looking for a workplace accident attorney, you want one who is well-versed in New York Labor law. New York has the strongest laws protecting construction workers in the country.  In addition to Labor Law §240(1) protecting workers from…

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What is scaffold law nyc
Construction Accidents

What is Scaffold Law?

Knowledgeable NYC construction lawyers have powerful laws to help them get justice for their clients injured on the job. In 1885, the New York State Legislature passed Labor Law §240. This law, commonly known as the “Scaffold Law”, is unique to New York.

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