Scaffolding is necessary to perform certain work at great heights. When scaffolding is properly and securely assembled and placed, a worker can safely perform his or her work. However, when scaffolding is not properly constructed, or is otherwise unsafe, scaffolding accidents and falls can occur which result in serious injury or death.
In New York, there are laws in place to protect workers who utilize a scaffold 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 New York scaffolding accident, or if a family member was injured or killed because of a fall from a scaffold or other work platform, then you or your family member may be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained in the scaffolding accident. It is important that you discuss your case with an experienced New York personal injury lawyer who has experience with scaffold accidents and injuries which result from falls from an elevated worksite.
At the New York personal injury law firm of Oresky & Associates, PLLC., we have extensive experience handling a wide range of construction accident claims, including 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 scaffold accident or other accident injury claims.
We have been very successful in procuring compensation for scaffold accident claims, often through the use of summary judgment motions, which means we avoid having to go to trial and are able to procure your compensation faster. Of course, whether summary judgment will be a viable option for you will depend on the facts of your particular claim. Fortunately, one of our experienced New York personal injury attorneys 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 attorney who is dedicated to maximizing your compensation.
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For additional information about New York scaffold accidents, or to discuss your scaffolding accident claim with an experienced personal injury attorney, please call us at (718) 993-9999 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 deserved from a New York scaffold accident. Don’t delay, call today.