This summer the attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio won a court victory in Niagara County for a construction worker who fell from an elevated height and injured his knee, requiring a knee replacement.

Although the owner of the construction site has filed an appeal, our attorneys expect to gain a victory in the higher court, as well.

If you fall from a height due to the absence of a required safety device or the failure of a safety device, you are protected under New York State Labor Law Section 240. 

Unfortunately, the insurance industry and construction companies have combined together to weaken or eliminate your legal protections under Labor Law Section 240. This law puts responsibility for height-related injuries where it belongs – on the owners of construction sites, not on the victims of accidents. The insurance industry is lobbying intensely to shift the responsibility onto the backs of workers. Urge your state representatives not to cave into pressure from the insurance lobby.

If you, a family member or friend has fallen from a height while working on a construction site, please call Lipsitz & Ponterio to discuss your legal remedies.