Each year numerous scaffolding accidents take place on New York constructions sites, resulting in injury and death. The majority of scaffolding accidents can be prevented with proper care and maintenance. If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, you should consult with a New York scaffold injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
New York Scaffolding Law
New York has a special law designed to protect workers who are injured while on scaffolds. New York State Labor Law section 240 holds owners of buildings and general contractors liable for the safety and injuries sustained by workers on construction sites. The law also mandates owners and contractors to provide proper safety protection for all on-site workers.
The complex scaffolding laws make it imperative to hire a New York scaffold injury attorney who has extensive experience handling scaffolding accidents.
Personal injury can occur in many different ways on a scaffold. Below are some examples of common mishaps that lead to serious scaffold accidents:
- Improper installation can lead to collapsing
- Jumping on a scaffold can lead to collapsing
- Unskilled construction can lead to dangerous scaffolds
- Improper use of the scaffold can lead to accidents
- Defective components used in the building of a scaffold can make it highly susceptible to collapsing
Regardless of what caused your scaffold accident, you should hire a New York scaffold injury attorney to help you recover compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering and any other expenses related to your accident.
Scaffolding Accident Representation In New York & New Jersey
If you have been involved in a scaffolding accident and have suffered serious injuries, you should call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at (800) 529-9997 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a New York scaffold injury attorney.