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  • School That Loaned Ladder to Worker May Be Held Liable For Fall, NY Court Holds Long Island, New York construction accident and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from New York's Appellate Division, Second Department holding that a school can be held liable for a worker's fall from a ladder if it knew or should have known that the ladder was defective. For additional information on how to prove a construction accident case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.
  • When NY Courts Reach Absurd Results: Worker Injured in Collapsed Trench Deemed a "Trespasser" Long Island, New York construction accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from New York's Court of Appeals that dismissed the injury claim of a construction worker on account that he was deemed "trespassing" while working in a trench at the time of the accident. For additional information on how to prove a construction site accident case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.
  • Despite Finding that Worker Covered by NY Labor Law 240(1), Court Dismisses Case Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from a Kings County trial court that dismissed a worker's construction site injury claim. For additional information on how to prove a construction accident claim under New York law, please visit https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.
  • NY Appeals Court Denies Judgment to Worker That Fell From Ladder In a brief decision, New York's Appellate Division, First Department affirmed a trial court's decision that denied a worker summary judgment on his construction site accident claim. For additional information on how to prove a construction site accident case under New York law, please visit https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-a-construction-site-accident-case-in-new-york.cfm, or contact Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper at 516-791-5700.
  • Construction Worker Who Erected Own Scaffold Still Entitled to Recover Under NY Labor Law In an unusual case, a construction worker who, at his employer's request, erected his own scaffold with their materials and subsequently fell, was entitled to recover for the injuries he sustained under New York Labor Law 240(1). For additional information on how New York's Labor Laws affect injured construction workers, please visit Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper's website at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com or contact him directly at 516.791.5700.
  • Why Having Adequate Safety Devices Isn't Enough to Defeat a New York Scaffold-Law Claim A recent decision by New York's Court of Appeals held an owner automatically liable for the personal injuries sustained by a construction worker because there was no proof that the worker had ever been told that the safety equipment was available or that he had to use it. For additional information on how construction accidents are handled and analyzed by New York's courts, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Long Island, New York construction accident attorney Jonathan Cooper directly at 516.791.5700.
  • NY Court Holds Safety Consultant Not Liable For Construction Site Accident Long Island, NY construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a NY County trial court decision dismissing the claims against the work site safety consultant on the grounds that they did not have the right to supervise or control the plaintiff's work. For additional information on this topic, or construction accident cases in general under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.
  • Building Architect Protected By Construction Site Safety Laws, NY County Courts Says In this post, Long Island, New York construction accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision from a New York County court which held that an architect, although not a construction worker, was still covered by New York's safety statutes governing construction sites, and therefore allowed to recover damages for the personal injuries she suffered while at a worksite. For additional information on construction accident cases under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.
  • The Most Formidable Defense to a New York Construction Site Accident Case In this post, Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses the most formidable defense to a New York construction site accident case - that the defendant had no authority, and in fact did not, supervise or control the work that brought about the plaintiff's injury. For additional information on the elements of a construction site accident case in New York, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.
  • How Site Owners Can Be Held Absolutely Liable in a NY Construction Accident Case In this article, Long Island, New York construction site accident and personal injury attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why a Queens County trial judge denied the motions to dismiss the injury claim of a man who was hit by an excavator at a worksite. For additional information on how construction site accident cases are evaluated and handled under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.
  • Brooklyn Court Awards Judgment to Injured Construction Worker on Labor Law 240 Claim In this article, Long Island, New York construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper analyzes a recent decision from a Brooklyn trial judge that awarded judgment to a construction site worker who was injured when a cinder block fell on his back. For additional information on this topic, and construction site accidents under New York law in general, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island office at 516-791-5700.