Construction injuries often lead to two claims: one pending in workers’ compensation court and a civil case based on New York’s Labor Law. These cases are multi-jurisdictional as the two courts reviewing the same set of facts have very different jurisdictional limitations and powers. The injured worker is typically represented by seasoned counsel (from one of just a few firms who have turned construction claims into a specialty) and is aided by a statutory scheme in New York which creates a cottage industry of strict liability claims for employers. The embattled construction employer is therefore required to defend two claims at once filed by the same employee.
This is the PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version of “Defending Construction Claims in New York” (2022 Edition) by Tashia Rasul, Esq.
Subtitled ‘A Practical Protocol for Coordinating Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Defense in Catastrophic Construction Claims‘ this book is intended for employers, risk managers, insurance brokers and adjusters who are involved in the defense of construction accident claims in New York, and who are looking for a plain-English guide to defending these claims.Download Handbook PDF