Industry & Legislative Resources
Scaffold Law Reform
What Is It?
The Scaffold Law, (Labor Law 240/241) was first enacted in the late 19th century. It holds property owners, employers, and contractors ABSOLUTELY LIABLE for ‘gravity-related’ injuries that happen on the job. That means there is virtually no defense from a lawsuit, even if the worker’s gross negligence contributed to the accident. Even parties that had no supervisory control over the work are held liable.
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What can you do?
Sign the letter of support for Scaffold Law Reform. To add your signature to the letter, send a JPG of your signature along with your name and company name to Jason Cintron at firstname.lastname@example.org, Grassroots Manager, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.