OSHA reports that scaffold and ladder related injuries account for 41% of all injuries on construction sites.
New York State Statute Labor Law Section 240, also know as the “Scaffold Law,” was created to protect those who work at elevated heights because as anyone who does construction work knows, this type of work can be dangerous. Often enough, construction workers have very little say in how a job can be safely performed or what types of safety devices are available on the job.
If you are injured in a construction accident, it is important to contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights so that you promptly receive workers compensation benefits including lost wages and payment of medical bills. If there is a general contractor or owner of the property either of whom is not your employer, you can often file a lawsuit under the Labor Law for pain and suffering and future lost earnings and medical expenses. Our team has considerable experience in these cases and engages top OSHA and other types of construction experts to build the case.
Regardless of what caused the accident, the injuries sustained from a ladder or scaffolding fall can be critical. Our team has demonstrated results to help you get the compensation you deserve.