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Standing Up for Workers: New York Labor Law at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg and Brown

At The Edelsteins, Faegenburg and Brown, we don’t just practice law. We’re passionate advocates, tirelessly championing the rights of New York City’s workers. Our deep understanding of labor laws equips us to guide clients through the legal complexities that often arise in the aftermath of construction site accidents.

Since our founding nearly a century ago, our firm has obtained numerous multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of workers injured due to unsafe working conditions, including a $36 million settlement – believed to be the largest reported personal injury settlement in the State of New York – for a construction worker who was paralyzed after being struck by a utility pole.

Navigating the Aftermath of Construction Site Accidents

Recent changes in labor laws have significant implications for both employers and employees, particularly in the context of construction site accidents. For instance, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has been updated to strengthen protections for workers and impose stricter penalties on employers who fail to maintain safe work environments.

The aftermath of a construction site accident can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. We understand the intricacies of these laws and how they impact your rights as a worker. From workers’ compensation claims to potential lawsuits against negligent parties, we’re committed to helping you navigate the legal landscape and secure the justice you deserve.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

In New York, labor law Section 240, also known as the “Scaffold Law,” provides specific protections for workers exposed to height-related risks. If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, you may have the right to claim damages beyond what’s covered by workers’ compensation.

It’s important to remember that every case is unique. The laws are complex and navigating them requires a deep understanding of both state and federal regulations. That’s where we come in. Our team is well-versed in all aspects of labor law and can provide the authoritative legal advice you need to make informed decisions about your case.

At The Edelsteins, Faegenburg and Brown, we believe in standing up for workers. If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, we’re ready to fight for your rights. Reach out today for a consultation.

Speak with an Experienced New York City Labor Law Attorney

The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP, venerable advocates in New York labor law, have championed the cause of injured workers with unparalleled commitment and knowledge since 1937. We understand the profound impact of a construction site injury on your life and livelihood. Our knowledge of labor law is matched by our unwavering dedication to our clients, ensuring personalized and effective representation. For a robust defense of your rights as a worker, schedule a complimentary consultation by contacting us today.


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