Scaffold Accidents

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Skilled Bronx and Manhattan Construction Accident Attorneys Help When You are Hurt on a Scaffold

When you fall from a scaffold in New York, the injury could end your working career—or worse. The Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn and the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm provide experienced legal representation to you and your family to achieve compensation for injury caused by the negligence of others.

Committed legal service when you suffer injury in New York City

The US Department of Labor says more than 800 workers die each year on construction sites. In addition to regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), New York labor laws relating to construction, demolition and repair are written specifically to protect workers like you injured through the faulty use of scaffolds and ladders.

If you are injured by a fall from scaffolding, you may have a legal claim for money damages beyond what is provided to you by workers’ compensation. While Section 240 of those laws impose liability upon contractors to furnish and place effective and safe scaffolding, the liability for your injury depends on the facts of your case.

Scaffold accidents lead danger risks in New York City

Scaffolds are important equipment in construction in New York. Scaffolding can be suspended from a building, supported against a wall, or hoisted with mobile equipment. Just some of the hazards to builders who are working on or around scaffolds include:

  • Collapse of the scaffold, or support on which it depends.
  • Falls from equipment, or struck-by injury from falling objects.
  • Electrical injury occurs if scaffolds or hoists come into contact with energized equipment.

While most people imagine serious injury taking place on a commercial build site, New York residential renovation and construction sites can be equally hazardous. Types of injury associated with scaffold or ladder accidents include:

  • Blunt force to the head can cause traumatic brain injury.
  • Falls or back injury could lead to spinal cord injury and paralysis.
  • Lacerations, bruising, and impact can result in damage to tissue and internal organs.
  • Broken bones are frequent with scaffolding falls.
  • Death is a too-common result of a fall or equipment failure on a New York construction site.

New York City is continually being renovated, torn down, or rebuilt. For more than 100 years, the state has recognized the elevated risk of those who work above city streets.

If you are seriously injured in a scaffold accident in New York City, file for workers’ comp benefits and contact our firm for informed legal advice and strong legal pursuit of full compensation on your behalf. As with all reputable personal injury attorneys, you pay no fees unless we recover money damages for you.

Experienced Bronx and Manhattan personal injury law firms help you after a construction accident

The Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn and the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm have provided outstanding legal service to injured clients throughout New York City for more than a combined 100 years. If you are injured in a scaffold, ladder, construction, or other accident, contact us or call 718-409-5500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.