In NYS many construction workers are injured as a result of a fall from a height, while in the course of their employment. Their injuries are covered under Section 240 of the NYS Labor Law also commonly referred to as the "Scaffolding Law".
It is not immediately clear who the responsible party is and who is at fault for the injury a person may sustain as a result of the defective sidewalk.
Its been a while since we got hit with such severe snow storm. However, regardless of the severity of the storm New York City homeowners have a duty and a responsibility to remove snow and ice from the city sidewalk in front of their homes or face fines and or violations.
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