Our firm was recently successful in obtaining a $4.8 million verdict for an undocumented drywall worker from Ecuador who suffered serious injuries when the scaffolding he was working on collapsed.
Due to a delay and lack of clear history in the medical care the victim received, there were disputes as to whether his back injury was pre-existing or caused by the accident.
Oresky & Associates, PLLC argued that the back injury, which required surgical treatment, was a result of the work injury, and the jury decided in the victim’s favor with a multimillion-dollar verdict.
To learn more about how we have helped other injured New Yorkers, check out our case results.
Causes and Responsibility for Scaffolding Accidents
Many falls on construction sites occur as a result of scaffolding that is poorly designed or maintained, or that has been improperly built. Site owners and contractors are required by law to provide their workmen with proper and safe scaffolds and ladders.
Scaffolding is erected to give workers access to higher levels of structures they are building, renovating, or painting. And they are common—according to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 2.3 million men and women in the construction industry work on scaffolds.
Causes and Types of Scaffolding Accidents
- Loose planks which are not properly secured
- Improper building of scaffolding
- Icy, rainy, or windy conditions
- Falling objects
- Lack of proper fall protection gear
- Improper training
- Defective or faulty parts
Liability in Scaffolding Accidents
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, who is liable? Construction building site owners, and contractors are responsible to provide proper and safe scaffolding. Injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation, and may be entitled to additional damages if proper protection was not provided.
In many cases, we may be able to l hold these parties liable using the Scaffold Law. Our team can help you determine which laws will allow you to hold the responsible parties liable and get the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our team of construction accident lawyers in NYC has extensive experience with all types of personal injury cases, and we have an impressive track record of obtaining substantial settlements. Contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation.
We have two convenient locations in New York: