New York Labor Law for Injuries Received in a Fall From a Ladder or Scaffold
Ladders are often utilized to perform certain work on homes or buildings, such as window repair or replacement, roofing, siding, gutter cleaning or replacement, and other work on the exterior of a building or house. In some cases, ladders are used as scaffolds or to support a make-shift scaffold. When ladders are used properly, a worker can safely perform the required work at most heights. However, when a ladder is improperly utilized or placed in an unsafe manner, construction accidents or building accidents can occur and can cause serious injury or death.
In New York, there are laws in place to protect workers who utilize a ladder to perform their work. Section 240 of the New York Labor Laws states as follows:
- All contractors and owners and their agents, except owners of one and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the
work, in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building or structure shall furnish or erect, or cause to be furnished or erected for the performance of such labor, scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices which shall be so constructed, placed and operated as to give proper protection to a person so employed.
If you have been injured in a ladder accident in New York, or if a family member was injured or killed from a fall involving a ladder or other device used for climbing to heights to perform work, then you or your family member may be entitled to compensation for the resulting injuries. It is important that you discuss your case with an experienced New York personal injury attorney who has experience with construction accidents such as falls from a ladder.
At the New York personal injury law firm of Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have extensive experience handling a wide range of serious injury and wrongful death claims arising from New York scaffolding and ladder accidents. We are available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day to assist you and answer your questions regarding your accident or other injury claims. Call us toll free at 1-800-993-9900.
We have been very successful in procuring compensation for ladder accident claims, often through the use of summary judgment motions, which means avoiding going to trial and procuring your compensation faster. Of course, the viability of summary judgment will depend on the facts of your particular claim. Fortunately, one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers can analyze your claim and properly present you with your options. You can take comfort in knowing your claim is being aggressively pursued and professionally handled by an experienced attorney who is dedicated to maximizing your compensation.
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For additional information about ladder accidents which occur in New York, or to discuss your ladder fall or accident claim with an experienced personal injury attorney, please call us toll free at 1-800-993-9900 or fill out our contact intake form and one of our experienced personal injury team members will contact you. Remember, when you retain our services, you will have your New York Personal Injury Dream Team, headed by Jacob Oresky himself, aggressively fighting to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. Don’t delay, call today.