While standing 6 feet up on an 8 foot ladder at a construction site in Goshen, NY, a 52 year old carpenters ladder slipped out because the footings were removed and no tie off was given.  The carpenter seriously injured his shoulder and has been unable to return to work.  Initially, the injured worker filed for Workers’ Compensation through a lawyer in Middletown.  Realizing there was a possible personal injury case, the Workers’ Compensation lawyer suggested the carpenter call our office.   We filed suit claiming a violation of the Labor Law section 240, which requires property owners and general contractors to provide safety devices that protect workers, such as a tie off for the ladder to assure it remains steady and safe for the worker.  Ultimately the Judge agreed with our theory and found that the property owner and general contractor violated Labor Law 240. The case was settled prior to trial by Senior Trial Partner George Levy.