Ladder Fall Defense
In New York, any personal injury or wrongful death case involving a ladder or scaffold fall is exceptionally difficult to defend. New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241 impose strict liability on property owners, construction companies, general contractors and their agents. Additionally, the law imposes on these individuals and businesses a non-delegable duty to follow all relevant sections of the New York State Industrial Codes.
These stringent regulations are some of the strictest in the entire nation; with these plaintiff-friendly laws in place, insurance carriers and the self-insured looking for defense counsel need to select a law firm with the resources, experience and skill to reduce or avoid liability in ladder and scaffold cases.
Construction Accident Defense Attorneys Serving Albany
O'Connor First is exactly this type of firm; our lawyers provide powerful insurance defense representation to clients throughout Upstate New York, and have achieved many successful results in cases affected by Sections 240 and 241. Our representation also extends into Vermont, where we are familiar with the state laws and regulations that can impact fall injury cases.
We have extensive experience serving as defense counsel in ladder fall cases, industrial site accidents and other personal injury matters involving issues such as:
- Owners and Contractors Protection (OCP) policies
- Contractor-subcontractor liability
- Blanket additional insured clauses
- Violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations
- Anti-subrogation rules
Our cost-conscious representation and proven defense strategies allow clients to have a strong chance of success, even when facing the issues outlined above and New York’s plaintiff-friendly ladder laws.