Kingston, NY Construction Accident Law Firm – Frequently Asked Questions – Video

Who Can You Sue If You Are Injured at a Construction Site?

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If you were injured at a construction site in New York State, you cannot sue your employer [for on-the-job injuries]. You can, however, go after the general contractor if there was one.

If there was not a general contractor, the law imposes the burden of maintaining a safe property or safe workplace upon the owner of the property – even if the contractor doesn’t work for the owner of the property, or maybe they don’t even know who the owner of the property is.

The law imposes a strict burden on the property owner to keep construction workers safe.