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Representation For New York Scaffolding And Ladder Accidents

On construction sites, workers often have to use scaffolding and ladders, sometimes at extreme heights. When scaffolding collapses, a worker falls from scaffolding or objects are dropped from heights, it can cause catastrophic injuries, including damage to the back, neck, head and spinal cord. The worst scaffolding and ladder accidents can result in death.

Labor Law Section 240: Help For New York State Workers

In New York, Labor Law Section 240 is designed to protect workers who have been hurt while working on scaffolding and ladders in New York City. At the law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, our lawyers understand Labor Law Section 240 and how it protects construction workers who have been injured on scaffolds and need compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses.

Common Types Of Scaffolding And Ladder Accidents

Our construction accident attorneys have recovered successful verdicts and settlements for individuals who have been hurt in the following ways while working on scaffolding and ladders in New York:

  • Defective equipment
  • Electrocution
  • Falling objects
  • Falls
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Scaffolding tip-overs

If you or someone you love has been hurt on the job, talk with our lawyers about your rights and options for recovery. They will provide the honest advice and answers you need to make informed decisions about your case.

What Are Common Injuries Resulting From Scaffolding And Ladder Accidents?

Construction workers involved in scaffolding and ladder accidents may experience the following injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Fatal injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

How Can You Recover Compensation After A Scaffolding Accident?

A construction worker injured in a scaffold accident will want to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for their recovery. This compensation can cover a wide range of economic and noneconomic losses, such as lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. The appropriate party to sue depends on how the injuries occurred; those who may be responsible, though, include contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers and property owners.

The family of a construction worker fatally injured in a scaffold accident will want to pursue a wrongful death claim. The compensation from this claim is no substitute for the presence of their loved one. Yet, it can give families meaningful financial relief by providing coverage for lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs and burial expenses.

Both workers and their families should enlist the help of a scaffolding accident lawyer when filing a lawsuit or claim.

Where Do Most Scaffolding And Ladder Accidents Occur?

Scaffolding and ladder accidents occur most commonly on construction sites. The risk of these accidents increases when:

  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment is used
  • Equipment is assembled improperly
  • Workers do not have access to adequate safety equipment
  • Workers receive inadequate training on equipment usage

Contact Our Construction Accident Lawyers After A Scaffolding Accident

If you have been injured in a scaffold or ladder accident, contact our office in New York City to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys at Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC. Call us at 646-916-3179 to make an appointment. Se habla español.