The Industrial Code has very specific regulations that apply to all types of construction sites from your smallest construction jobs being done on a one level structure all the way up to your large skyscrapers or even bridges. They have requirements that apply to all aspects in all areas of construction. Construction companies, owners, general contractors and contractors are required to follow these very detailed requirements. They’re there to protect the worker.
The theory is that there are construction sites and construction jobs that go on all over the City of New York. The people who are doing these jobs are the ones at risk. They are the ones working at heights, working with heavy machinery or over at large holes and are physically at risk. The laws were created to protect them. Essentially, it is to shift the burden from the worker to the owners and general contractors who are more in a position to be able to bear that risk.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact the New York construction accident attorneys of The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience.