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Employer is not liable for all injuries on the construction site

A construction worker while on duty, and carrying materials essential for the construction project at the World Trade Center site tripped and fell due to ice buildup at the site. At the time of the fall, the worker was carrying a panel which was about “9 feet by 2 feet.” The worker sustained injuries and as a result, he brought a Labor Law suit against the site’s contractor as reported by the New York Law Journal in a May 31, 2013 news article. The worker then moved for sought summary judgment which is granted by the court when there exists no genuine issue of material fact.

Moreover, under the labor law claim that was brought by the injured worker, the injured worker must show that there was a violation of the labor law which, caused this accident and injuries. After careful review of the facts and issues at hand, the court held that the injured worker was able to clearly show that he was told to carry the panel despite the snow and ice buildup on the work site. As a result, the court held that the worker was entitled to summary judgment.

We at Jayson Lutzky, P.C. can provide you with the information you need if you have been injured, and how this will affect an accident claim. If you have been injured due to someone else’s behavior and you are in need of legal advice, then please feel free to call us at 1-800-660-5299 for a free initial  in office consultation or visit our website at www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com.

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