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A Construction Defense Webinar

Overview of New York Construction Claim Litigation

Tashia Rasul, Partner at Lois Law Firm and Construction Defense Team Leader, discusses the patchwork of numerous sources of law which form the basis for construction accident claims in New York. Examining these topics from the perspective of the builder or owner of a construction project, Tashia will provide an overview of the relevant New York common laws and statutory Labor Laws that impose duties and obligations on builders and owners and govern the civil claims that plaintiffs file.

Some of the topics that Tashia discusses:

  • Common and statutory law for owners and contractors.
  • The Impact of New York’s Labor Law Sections 200, 240, & 241.
  • Recent case law affecting how these statutes are interpreted.
Download the Defending Construction Claims Handbook

Download Our Defending Construction Claims Handbook

This is the 2022 edition of Tashia Rasul’s Handbook, “Defending Construction Claims in New York.” 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.

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Learn More About Construction Defense at LOIS

Why LOIS Has a Dedicated Construction Defense Practice

Lois has a dedicated Construction Defense Practice because New York 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.

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