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Worker Has No Viable Claim against Homeowner under Common Law or Labor Law

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, February 1, 2016 | 625 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker who fell from a ladder while working at a private residence could not assert a viable claim against the homeowner under the Labor Law or under common law negligence. Case: Castro v. Peguero, No. 16715 309844/11, 01/19/2016, published. Facts: Rumaldo Castro fell from a ladder while performing repair work at Celania Peguero's personal residence. Castro denied that there was any defective condition in the driveway where he had set up the ladder, and he said he had placed pieces of wood under one foot of the ladder to keep it level. He adm...

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