New York Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields for worker safety. Research shows that the rate of fatal accidents is highest among construction workers, and the construction industry accounts for twelve of America’s deadliest jobs.
Poor scaffolding and the failure to provide adequate safety devices are leading causes of falls among construction workers. If you sustained injuries from your incident, let the injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates handle your claim. We are the scaffolding accident attorneys helping New York construction workers demand justice for their construction site injuries.
Contractors and Property Owners Must Keep Scaffolding Safe
If you must use scaffolds to perform your job duties, then the building owner, general contractor, and construction site manager have a duty to keep scaffolding platforms safe. New York laws enforce that construction scaffolds maintain proper erection and workers receive necessary safety equipment to perform their jobs safely and without injuries.
Property owners and contractors who do not adhere to scaffolding laws and codes are liable for any resulting injuries. And if their careless actions or inaction contributed to your construction injuries, then you can pursue a personal injury claim against them. By taking legal action, you can collect compensation for damages incurred from the accident, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages and future loss of income and benefits
- Medical bills and future medical expenses
- Diminished earning capacity due to permanent disabilities
- Scarring and disfigurement
However, navigating a construction accident claim is challenging. Building owners and contractors or their insurance companies will try to shift the blame to prevent you from receiving fair compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered.
Let an experienced New York personal injury lawyer take on your case to ensure you receive a fair settlement or if the liable parties refuse to make a fair offer your case is taken to trial to seek a jury verdict in your favor.
How do New York Scaffolding Accidents Happen?
Scaffolding is any temporary structure that construction workers use to reach elevated areas. While scaffolds are a common sight in New York City, they are also responsible for numerous construction accidents.
Unstable scaffolds lead to falls, one of the top causes of construction worker deaths. Scaffolding accidents can happen due to:
- Missing guardrails or toe boards on the scaffold
- Failure to provide harnesses, anchorages, or lifelines
- Unstable harnesses, anchorages, lifelines, tie-ins, or tie-backs
- Poorly structured materials or dimensions
- Overloading and burdening the scaffold
- Scaffolding collapses
- Falling objects
After an accident, your employer is responsible for providing you with workers’ compensation benefits. However, a qualified scaffolding accident lawyer can help you take legal action against the property owner, contractors and construction management firms that are liable and responsible for compensating you for your injuries and damages.
Injuries You May Sustain After a Scaffolding Accident
According to scaffolding statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 2.3 million construction workers (65% of the entire industry) use scaffolds. But on average, scaffolding-related accidents lead to 4,5000 injuries and 60 fatalities each year.
Since most scaffolding accidents involve falls from elevated work sites, these types of construction accidents often lead to critical and life-threatening injuries. In our experience representing scaffolding accident victims, the most common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Tears of ligaments and cartilage
If you suffered injuries due to a fall from scaffolding or other elevated work site, you deserve financial recovery. The experienced injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will review your case and help you pursue damages against all responsible parties.
Our legal team is well-versed in New York construction laws, and we will fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Section 240 of New York State Labor Law (known as the “Scaffolding Law”) seeks to protect construction workers. The code requires site managers, contractors and owners to take reasonable steps to prevent falls or falling objects from injuring construction workers.
Property owners or construction site managers who do not implement scaffolding safety measures can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result.
If you are unsure whether you can pursue a personal injury claim for your scaffolding injuries, speak with our construction accident law firm. A member of our legal team can provide a free consultation to review the details of your accident and determine what legal action you can take.
New York Scaffolding Accident Attorneys: Let Us Handle Your Case
Construction workers should not have to risk their lives to perform their job duties. If you sustained severe injuries from a scaffolding accident, our New York personal injury lawyers are here to help.
Contact the legal experts at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now to schedule your free case review. We are ready to take on liable parties and secure the compensation your scaffolding injuries merit.
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