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Gravity Claims Can Trip You Up in New York?

It is a long-standing rule of law in New York State that construction workers injured due to the force of gravity are afforded special legal status. The scope of the special statutory protection is a subject that has preoccupied the courts. One statute, Section 240 of the Labor Law, has generated appellate court decisions defining and redefining its scope, running to thousands of pages. The stakes are high: if it is found that a worker injury resulted from the special hazards created by gravity, the…

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