New York’s “Scaffolding Law” can be difficult to navigate

New York Labor Law 240, also known as the “Scaffolding Law” states, in part: “All contractors and owners and their agents, except owners of one and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the work, in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building or structure shall furnish or erect, or cause to be furnished or erected for the performance of such labor, scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys,
braces, irons, ropes, and other devices which shall be so constructed, placed and operated as to give proper protection to a person so employed.”

In the pursuit of a Labor Law 240 case, the attorney would be well advised to engage the services of a seasoned construction expert witness. An expert with direct experience working on scaffolding can bring the type of knowledge required to successfully guide an attorney through his case.