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Battle Over New York’s Scaffold Law Continues

Other than arguments over who makes the best slice of pizza, there may not be any fight in New York that has lasted as long as the battle over the state’s scaffold law. The statute protects workers by allowing them to bring a lawsuit instead of a workers’ compensation claim when their injury is caused… Read More »

New York’s Scaffold Law Under Fire

The seminal law protecting construction workers in the state of New York is under fire from a construction industry group calling for “scaffold law reform.” The group behind scaffoldlaw.org claims that New York’s Labor Law § 240(1) costs taxpayers more than $785 million a year, drives up construction costs and discourages companies from hiring workers…. Read More »

Slip and Fall Claims and the Reasonable Landlord

If you suffered a slip and fall or trip and fall due to an unsafe condition on someone’s property, you may feel you’re entitled to compensation for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. However, you must show more than the existence of an unsafe condition that caused your injury; you must prove that… Read More »