A drywall taper, working on a scaffold, fell and seriously injured his shoulder and back when he lost his balance and fell off a baker’s scaffold. The scaffold was put together without necessary guard rails. Drywall work can be dangerous, and contractors sometimes skimp on worker safety.
This could have been just another sad story about the dangers of construction work, except for the fact that the worker came to the New York accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC.. If you were hurt because safety was ignored, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability or, at worst, the wrongful death of a loved one. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident, get the legal help you need.
Construction Jobs Amongst the Most Dangerous
Drywall work is no exception. In addition to the dangers of working high off the ground, drywall work involves physical lifting, the operation of heavy construction equipment, breathing dust from sanding and cutting, amongst other hazards. Tapers, painters, and all those working in construction are entitled to the protection of New York State’s Labor Law. If you have been injured in an accident at work, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC., to find out your legal rights, and understand the different types of compensation that you may be entitled to. In the taper’s case, we were able to assist him with his Workers’ Compensation benefits, and file a law suit against third parties for damages for pain and suffering along with future expenses.
They Argued That It Was His Fault
The owner and contractor even argued that the taper’s injuries were entirely his fault. Do not be confused when a contractor tries this kind of argument. It happens all the time, but the law is clear that even where a worker does something that may have made a bad situation worse, the building owner and contractor are usually responsible whenever proper safety equipment is not provided.
Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY
New York’s scaffold law provides strong protection for construction workers, but it does not enforce itself. For that you may need an accident lawyer, like those at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. We treat every case with care in order to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation.
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