Scaffold Accidents

When working at a construction site, there should be proper scaffolding safety in place. If you’ve been injured on a scaffold or ladder and need legal representation, contact us to schedule a FREE Consultation.

Benefits of Hiring a Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

If you have fallen from a scaffold or a ladder and suffered an injury, contact our New York scaffolding accident law firm and let us get you the compensation you deserve.

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If you were injured in a scaffold accident contact our law firm and we will investigate the cause of the accident and determine if another person or company is at fault. Whether you were on the scaffolding when an incident occurred or if another worker was negligent, you may be entitled to get compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Our scaffolding accident attorneys have the experience needed to win such cases.

In New York, scaffolding laws place strict liability on property owners and organizers of construction projects. However, the plaintiff must show that the defending party was negligent. Getting an injury attorney is a wise decision, regardless of the severity of the injury. If you’ve been injured in a scaffold accident, contact us today to schedule a FREE Consultation.

New York’s Scaffolding Laws Protect Construction Workers.

New York has a set of scaffolding laws that protect construction workers. These laws protect construction workers from falls and other injuries caused by scaffolds or ladders. According to the law, scaffolds must be sturdy enough to support at least four times the weight of the workers and the materials they’re carrying. Moreover, employers must comply with the law or risk being responsible for all injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages the injured party sustains.

To make a scaffolding case, you must prove that the construction site or the scaffolding failed to provide the safety necessary for the workers.

In addition, you must also prove that the site manager improperly maintained or provided the defective scaffolding. Our firm can help you file the claim and and get you compensated.

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Sources of Compensation for Injury Victims

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Suppose you are injured in a scaffolding accident. In that case, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to recover a portion of your lost wages. You should file your claim immediately after the accident, get medical treatment, and call an experienced personal injury lawyer.

The construction industry is responsibility for the safety of its workers as well as the citizens of NY.

Construction companies must implement a comprehensive safety program and have regular site inspections. It is also essential to understand the concept of “absolute liability.” This liability principle covers contractors, project owners, scaffold manufacturers, and installers. This liability means that the construction industry must meet specific standards to avoid accidents and failure to do so can result in their strict liability for the compensation you deserve.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q—Will my medical bills be paid if I am injured while working with scaffolding at a construction site?

A—In most cases, if you were injured while performing work duties, you will be covered by Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides payment for any medical bills and lost wages for workers injured directly from workplace accidents. 

Q—The construction site I work at has several safety violations. Does that help in a lawsuit?

A—Injuries sustained at a construction site that is caused by safety violations of the contractors your employer hires may entitle you to compensation. You can bring a lawsuit to court against third-party contractors and property owners. These are called third-party claims or lawsuits.

Q—What is the difference between Workers’ Compensation and a lawsuit?

A—Workers Compensation is an insurance that your employer has that will pay any medical bills or lost wages for any employee that sustained an injury in the course of work. In a Workers’ Compensation claim, no one is looking for fault; the employer automatically pays for the compensation. Lawsuits are only filed for construction workers injured due to a third party’s safety hazards or employers that do not have workers’ compensation; here, the fault is considered.

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A—Yes! Simply fill out the form below or call our office directly to schedule your FREE consultation. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis only, so we only collect a fee if the outcome is in your favor. That is the Stillman & Stillman, P.C. “No recovery, no fee” promise!

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