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You May Be Entitled to Compensation under Section 240

New York Labor Law for Injuries Received in a Fall From a Ladder or Scaffold

Compensation-underLadders are often utilized to perform certain work on homes or buildings, such as window repair or replacement, roofing, siding, gutter cleaning or replacement, and other work on the exterior of a building or house. In some cases, ladders are used as scaffolds or to support a make-shift scaffold. When ladders are used properly, a worker can safely perform the required work at most heights. However, when a ladder is improperly utilized or placed in an unsafe manner, construction accidents or building accidents can occur and can cause serious injury or death.

In New York, there are laws in place to protect workers who utilize a ladder 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 ladder accident in New York, or if a family member was injured or killed from a fall involving a ladder or other device used for climbing to heights to perform work, then you or your family member may be entitled to compensation for the resulting injuries. It is important that you discuss your case with an experienced New York personal injury attorney who has experience with construction accidents such as falls from a ladder.

At the New York personal injury law firm of Oresky & Associates, PLLC., we have extensive experience handling a wide range of serious injury and wrongful death claims arising from New York scaffolding and ladder accidents.

We have been very successful in procuring compensation for ladder accident claims, often through the use of summary judgment motions, which means avoiding going to trial and procuring your compensation faster. Of course, the viability of summary judgment will depend on the facts of your particular claim. Fortunately, one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers 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 experienced attorney who is dedicated to maximizing your compensation.

Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY

If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We are available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day to assist you and answer your questions regarding your accident or other injury claims.

We have two convenient locations in New York:

Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office
149 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 993-9999

Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Queens Office
104-09 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11368
(347) 507-3884

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