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New York Construction and Labor Law

In the world of personal injury litigation, perhaps no claim is more difficult to defend than one brought under the incredibly burdensome New York State Labor Law Statutes. Almost any accident on a construction site, especially those involving elevation-related hazards,  may subject owners, general contractors and subcontractors to liability and, in some cases, absolute liability. The defense must focus on defeating liability, transferring risk and reducing the damages claim.

The attorneys in Marshall Dennehey's New York Construction and Labor Law Practice Group devote almost the entirety of their practices to New York Labor Law litigation. Our team has decades of experience handling the most complex construction site accident cases throughout the state. From issues involving contractual indemnification and insurance coverage to the ever-evolving application of Labor Law 240, our attorneys remain at the forefront of this rapidly changing area of law.

Representing  public and private owners and developers, general contractors, construction managers and all manner of subcontractor trades, our attorneys defend claims arising out of all aspects of the construction industry. These include claims involving the use of scaffold systems, shoring, demolition and heavy machinery in industrial, commercial and residential projects.

Our attorneys are familiar with the full range of construction business practices, management and field personnel, and record-keeping procedures which help yield a cost-efficient and strategic defense. With a proactive and aggressive approach, the team anticipates issues and potential problems with ready and creative solutions. Marshall Dennehey's construction litigators are experienced in successfully resolving New York Labor Law cases through mediation or motion practice and, when necessary, provide a vigorous defense at trial.
 
Marshall Dennehey's New York Construction and Labor Law Practice Group serves clients in the five boroughs of New York City and throughout the state of New York.
 

Aug 25, 2016
Marshall Dennehey attorneys successfully argued the appeal of a summary judgment motion before the Appellate Division, First Department, affirming the trial court's order granting summary judgment to its client. We represented the owner of a...
Sep 21, 2015
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a scaffolding subcontractor on the issues of New York Labor Law sections 240, 241(6) and 200.  The plaintiff alleged that, while he was working approximately 15 feet off the ground on an I-beam, he lost...

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