Construction work is inherently dangerous especially during high elevation work using scaffolding, ladders or on top of roofs. Because a minor lapse in concentration or focus could result in a fall or other accident, workers should be supplied with the requisite safety equipment.
For these reasons, certain states impose stringent requirements on property owners or other parties on construction site. For example, the State of New York enacted Sections 240 and 241 of the New York Labor Law Statutes places a duty on the property owner and/or the general contractor to provide a safe workplace for construction projects which occur at the premises.
The law sets forth the following criteria for coverage under the statute:
- The accident occurs during the construction, demolition or repair of a building or structure and,
- The accident involved the use of ladders, scaffolding, hoists, stays, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes or similar devices and,
- The injury resulted because the device was not constructed or placed correctly or was not operated in a way which provided protection to the worker or where the employee should have been provided a device, but was not, and
- The accident was related to the elevation of the worker's proximity. That is, the injury must have resulted from a fall from a working platform (ladder, scaffold, etc.) or something falling from a height while the victim was working at an elevation.
These types of laws provide compensation for the victims and also prevent many accidents from occurring in the first place. And although certain fact patterns may establish strict liability on the general contractor or property owner, the length of the judicial process remains an obstacle for plaintiffs in these lawsuits.
Because injuries in these legal proceedings are often severe, many plaintiffs undergo significant treatment - treatment that takes time. During that time however, the plaintiff still has to pay his/her bills, eat, and live. All the while, significantly less money is coming in because he/she can no longer work in the same capacity as before. Consequently, many plaintiffs face financial difficulty and need cash now to keep up with the expenses.
In these instances, a lawsuit cash advance can be obtained against the case. The legal funding company can advance cash now in anticipation of a sizable settlement at the conclusion of the lawsuit. These loans are offered by various lawsuit advance outfits and may be right for you.
At Fair Rate Funding, we specialize in providing the lowest rates for lawsuit loans in construction accident cases where the victim's damages are often severe. Fair Rate Funding provides the lowest rates for lawsuit settlement funding against the proceeds of your case. You do not have to pay us back if you do not recover a settlement. The risk of the lawsuit loan is on the lender. You get the money you need now, so that you can focus on the important things.
We know you have a choice of lawsuit funding companies and are happy to assist you in your time of need. To obtain a lawsuit loan in the quickest and easiest manner, please fill out the submission form on this page. One of our agents will contact you immediately and start the process. You can then simply sit back and allow Fair Rate Funding to do its job. We regularly process and provide lawsuit cash advances within 24 hours of receiving the paperwork from your attorney.
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