New York Scaffold Laws were enacted to help protect construction workers while on the job, not make life harder for contractors or site owners. Without proper protection, workers can suffer serious injuries. And when they suffer serious injuries due to the negligent or reckless actions of their contractor or site owner, they deserve compensation.
The Experience of One, The Pain of Many
Case in point is the story of a roofer in Erie County. While installing a roof as part of his job, one side of the scaffold he was standing on slipped out from under him. He fell to the ground and suffered serious injuries, including herniated discs in his lower back and neck.
As a result of the acciddent, he has trouble lifting and bending, walking for extended periods of time and working as a roofer. In other words, he has suffered life long injuries that could have been prevented had the contractor or site owner installed a safety harness or netting to protect his fall.
Compensation For Injured Workers
If you or someone you know has a similar story where a contractor or site owner’s negligence in failing to provide safety precautions as mandated by the law caused personal injuries, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
For years, construction companies and their insurance allies have been lobbying Albany to weaken New York’s Scaffold Laws and make it easier for them to avoid providing necessary safety precautions to prevent serious injuries to their workers in the event of an accident.
At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., our experienced construction accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of injured workers and ensuring that they get the just compensation they deserve.
Call Us Today
If you or a loved one was injured while working at a construction site, you have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New York construction accident attorneys, call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.