Workers injured at a construction site often have special circumstances and rights in proving a case. Rather than having to prove fault or negligence of another, as is required in most other personal injury cases, a special New York State statute applies to many accidents occurring at construction sites. This statute, in certain situations imposes absolute liability against the owner of certain premises and contractors. In such cases only proof of a defective condition is required and not negligence. Such cases usually involve accidents with scaffolds, ladders, hoists, and unsafe workplaces.
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