A huge chunk of the scaffolding around a building in Brooklyn fell to the ground last month, causing injury to two pedestrians and a construction worker. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 14, near the Borough Hall subway station near Joralemon and Court Street. According to a witness, who operates a food truck across the street from the building, workers were dismantling the scaffold when it came apart, with pieces falling on two pedestrians who were walking by. The building owner was apparently cited for failing to safeguard persons and property during a construction operation, a violation with a potential $25,000 fine.
Oresky & Associates, PLLC — Successful New York City Construction Lawyers
At Oresky & Associates, pllc, we have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for people in the Bronx, Queens and New York City over the past 25+ years, handling many cases involving construction site injuries:
- $18,000,000 verdict for a worker hurt in a fall from a scaffold
- $7,500 ,000 for an undocumented worker injured in a jobsite fall
- $6,600,000 for a man injured in a scaffold accident
- $6,000,000 to a worker who fell from a ladder
- $6,000,000 for a construction worker hurt in a fall from a scaffold
- $5,600,000 for a construction worker hit by a falling object
- $5,000,000 for a demolition worker who was knocked off a ladder
- $4,500,000 for a construction worker who fell through an unguarded opening on an upper level at a construction site
- $4,100,000 for a construction worker who slipped and fell from a beam
- $4,000,000 for a painter injured in a building renovation
New York Scaffold Injury Attorneys
New York State has enacted specific legislation to protect construction workers who are injured in scaffold accidents. Under New York Labor Law §240 contractors and most owners of construction projects where scaffolding is used have a duty to construct, place and operate that scaffolding in a way that provides proper protection to construction workers.
The statue establishes absolute liability on the part of owners and contractors. That means that, as an injured worker, you don’t have to show that the owner or contractor was careless or negligent. To recover compensation for a scaffold-related injury in New York City or across the state it is sufficient to show that the scaffold failed to provide you with proper protection and you suffered an injury as a result.
At Oresky & Associates, pllc, we have successfully helped many New York construction workers get full and fair compensation for injuries suffered in scaffold accidents. We have a thorough understanding of New York Labor Law §240 and can help protect your rights.
Contact the Law Offices of Oresky & Associates, PLLC
Contact our offices online or call us at 718-993-9999 to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced Bronx, Queens and New York City construction site injury attorney. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for your losses.
We protect injured workers throughout New York, from New York City, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County) and Staten Island (Richmond County) to Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County and Nassau County.
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