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Scaffolding Accidents in Queens, NY

Scaffolding Accidents Lawyer in Queens, NYWere you injured in a scaffolding accident in Queens, NY? After a lull during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction projects are picking up again in the Big Apple. Unfortunately, that means an increased risk of construction accidents — including falls from ladders and scaffolding.

If you’re injured in a construction accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Whether you were injured on the job or as a bystander, Oresky & Associates, PLLC is well-equipped to stand up for your rights and fight for the money you need after an accident.

We put our more than three decades of experience to work for you. Don’t take our word for it — just look at the $400+ million dollars in financial awards we’ve recovered for injured victims over the years. If dangerous scaffolding causes you to get hurt, call our Queens, New York law office today at (347) 507-3884 or contact us for a free consultation.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help After a Scaffolding Accident in Queens, NY

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help After a Scaffolding Accident in Queens, NY

Construction accidents can cause life-changing injuries, sky-high medical bills, and uncertainty about your future. You shouldn’t have to suffer the financial consequences of someone else’s carelessness.

Since 1992, our Queens construction accident attorneys have been fierce advocates for injured workers. Our success in helping injured victims has earned our recognition by New York Magazine as “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers.”

When you hire our Queens personal injury lawyers, we’ll:

  • Investigate your accident to determine the cause of the scaffolding accident
  • Talk to witnesses and collect other evidence to support your claim for damages
  • Hire experts to analyze the technical aspects of your accident and testify on your behalf
  • Handle all communications with your employer and/or insurance companies
  • Represent you in all administrative and court proceedings

Whether you have a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim (or both), we’ll handle all the details from start to finish so that you can get the rest and peace of mind you need while you recover.

Overview of Scaffolding Accidents

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration developed requirements specific to scaffolding use, maintenance, and training. Many accidents occur when safety measures aren’t followed.

Some common causes of scaffolding accidents include:

Improper Scaffolding Assembly

Scaffolding that isn’t assembled correctly (for example, lacking proper supports), may shift or collapse. It may lack required handrails or other fall protection. Improperly secured scaffolding can tip over, causing falls or crushing injuries.

Lack of Training, Supervision, or Inspection

The building industry is incredibly competitive, and workers are under constant pressure to meet or beat deadlines. That can lead to relaxed standards on the construction site, like failing to follow through with training programs and spreading staff too thin. Critical inspections may be skipped due to time constraints or lack of staff.

Slippery or Cluttered Surfaces

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can occur when scaffolding isn’t kept free of spills, tools, and other debris. Unsecured wires or cables can cause trip or electrocution hazards.

What Injuries Are Caused by Scaffolding Accidents?

The New York Department of Buildings just released its annual construction safety report. Worker falls remain one of the top causes of construction injuries and deaths in NY. Falls were responsible for seven of the nine construction worker deaths in NYC in 2020.

Many scaffolding accidents result in falls from heights, which can cause:

  • Vertebrae fractures and other back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Rib fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Skull fractures
  • Wrongful death

Other accidents may cause objects to fall from scaffolding, causing:

  • Crushing injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Electrocution
  • Amputations

We work to secure compensation for all of your injuries, including money to pay for ongoing medical treatment you may need.

Who’s Responsible for My Scaffolding Accident Injuries?

It could be multiple parties. Generally, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured at work. If a third party contributed to your accident, you might be able to seek compensation in addition to what workers’ comp provides.

Potentially liable parties could include:

  • Construction company
  • Property owner
  • Contractor or vendor
  • Government agency
  • Equipment manufacturer
  • Maintenance company
  • Bystander or trespasser

New York’s Scaffold Law guarantees certain protections to workers injured in scaffolding accidents. We’ve successfully handled countless complex cases thanks to our in-depth knowledge of New York’s construction and personal injury law.

Get Help After a Scaffolding Accident in Queens, NY

If you or a loved one suffered a fatal injury in a scaffolding accident in Queens, NY, the legal team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC will fight to get the maximum financial award available to you and your family.

Through commitment, hard work, and deep knowledge of the law, we’ve successfully obtained more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for victims injured in tragic accidents. Since 1992, Queens residents have trusted us with their financial security and their future. We haven’t let them down. Call today for your free consultation.

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