What are personal injury and Labor Law claims?
What is a Labor Law claim for a job site personal injury?New York State has special laws to protect employees who work from elevated surfaces, i.e. ladders, scaffolds and roofs. Sometimes commonly referred to as the "scaffold law" these provisions of law found in the NYS Labor Law ?200, 240 and 241 provide absolute liability on some building owners to provide equipment and working areas that are safe and compliant with OSHA and NYS safety regulations. If you have been hurt on the job, it is very important that you immediately call an attorney experienced in Labor Law violations to evaluate your case, as you may in some instances only have an extremely short period of time in which to file a notice of claim.
What is a personal injury claim?Personal injury claims typically involve motor vehicle accidents, motorcycles, falls, job site accidents and other injuries resulting from another person's negligence or unreasonable conduct. If an accident occurs involving property owned by another, that property owner can be held liable in a court of law and be required to pay you compensation for your injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, it is important that you take immediate action. New York law imposes strict time deadlines on personal injury actions and if you fail to act in a timely manner, you may be barred from ever pursuing your right to compensation. In certain cases, especially in some work site related injuries, New York law requires that an injured person give "notice" of their claim within a specific period of time or the claim will be barred. It is very important to seek out the advice of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident to give you an honest evaluation of your case.