Any job that involves scaffolding in the New York City area carries with it great risks. We were reminded of this on June 20, 2014 when, as reported by CBS New York, two construction workers at 57th Street and Lexington Avenue were dangling for life from the twelfth floor of a building. Fortunately, both workers were rescued by an NYPD Emergency Service Unit and no one was physically injured. However, many others who work on scaffolding aren’t as fortunate. If you’ve suffered a scaffolding-related accident, Jacob Oresky is ready to put his experience to use to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Civil Actions Against Property owners and contractors in New York
Contractors and building owners are required under New York’s Labor law to provide a safe workplace, including well-functioning scaffolding and safety equipment. Moreover, they must ensure that workers are properly trained or supervised. If a fall occurs, the contractor and/or building owner will be held liable for damages including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages if a violation of the law is found. In fact, under New York’s Labor Law § 240(1) if a contractor or owner violated the law, they will be held financially liable for damages regardless of actual physical presence of the job site. For more detailed information, see Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents.
Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC Has the Experience Required to Handle Your Scaffolding Accident Case
Whenever work is being done at any height, falls can happen that cause significant injuries and damages. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a scaffolding or ladder fall while working in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or the metro area, contact Jacob Oresky & Associates or call 718-993-9999 to schedule a free consultation today. They will use their prior experience, along with hard work and dedication to fight for your rights.