Injured Construction Workers

Construction workers have many different specialties or trades and have many different names or titles, including: 

  • Pipe fitters and pipe layers;
  • Sheet metal workers;
  • Steamfitters;
  • Painters and paperhangers;
  • Drywall installers and tapers;
  • Tile installers;
  • Masons;
  • Concrete finishers;
  • HVAC workers;
  • Insulation workers;
  • Refrigeration mechanics;
  • Duct workers;
  • Carpenters;
  • Electricians;
  • Plumbers;
  • Roofers;
  • Welders;
  • Pavers;
  • Flagmen; and
  • Linemen.

Each specialty plays an important role in construction.  At the same time, each specialty is exposed to unique on the job risks, which can result in death or severe injury, including: 

  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Burns;
  • Blindness;
  • Hearing loss;
  • Loss of an arm, hand, or finger; and
  • Loss of a leg, foot or toe.

New York State has special laws, known as “Labor Laws” that protect construction workers from injury or, if injured, that permit construction workers to recover from some or all of the people or companies that caused or contributed to their injury.  The specific provisions of the New York State Labor Law are: 

  • Section 200;
  • Section 240; and
  • Section 241(6).

Section 200 is a general provision that requires jobsite owners and contractors, and their agents, to provide a safe workplace for construction workers and lawful visitors, and imposes liability for injuries sustained at an unsafe workplace.  Section 240 is a specific provision concerning precautions that must be taken to prevent construction site falls, or falls from a height, and liability for fall-related injuries.  Section 241(6) is a specific provision concerning steps that must be taken to ensure compliance with the New York State Industrial Code, and liability for violations of the New York State Industrial Code.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict cases involving injured construction workers.  If you or a loved have been injured while working at a jobsite, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York jobsite and workplace accident attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at