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Contractors ask for New York law revision

The General Contractors Association (GCA) of New York has asked Albany government officials to craft legislation that would incorporate comparative negligence standards in the assessment of liability.

The association believes that the comparative negligence clause “creates a fair process when dealing with a worker injury while also dealing with the issues of rising costs.”

According to the GCA, requiring contractors to shoulder 100% of the liability regardless of the accident’s details has caused insurance costs to skyrocket.

A 2% to 4% insurance cost increase would result in an 8%-12% total project cost increase, the association surmised.

If you or a loved one has been injured on an employer’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the experienced construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, in New York at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation today.

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