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Falls From Height in The Construction Industry: The Scaffold Law & How It Can Help You

By Basch & Keegan |

It’s no surprise that construction sites are dangerous work environments. In fact, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the U.S. Falls from elevated work positions, such as scaffolding or ladders, are the number one leading cause of death in the construction industry. But what happens if you’re injured on the… Read More »

Construction scaffolding around a house.

New York’s Scaffolding Law Helps Ensure Construction Workers Get Compensated for Workplace Injuries

By Basch & Keegan |

The New York State Scaffold Law is the subject of constant, heated debate. The law, originally enacted in 1885, holds property owners and contractors “absolutely liable” for scaffold collapses, falls, falling objects, and all gravity-related injuries incurred by construction workers on the job. This “absolute liability” means that the comparative or contributory negligence of… Read More »