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Court Rejects Labor Law Claim by Worker Struck by Falling Object

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 408 | 0 | 4 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker failed to allege a viable Labor Law claim against a property owner for injuries from being struck by a falling object. Case: Guevarra v. Wreckers Realty, No. 2016-05488, 02/06/2019, published. Facts: Jhonny Guevarra allegedly suffered injuries while working for Jet Auto Wreckers. He claimed he was sweeping the property, which was owned by Wreckers Realty, when a piece of a skid loader being used to hoist a car engine broke and fell onto him. Procedural history: Guevarra filed a suit against Wreckers, asserting claims for negligence an...

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