How do scaffolding accidents happen?
Scaffolding is essential for the completion of many construction projects. However, scaffolding can be dangerous and requires extreme caution on the part of workers and employers alike. When scaffolding accidents occur, it is usually because it is improperly secured, has not had regular maintenance performed on it, or is in some way defective. Employers in New York are held to strict liability according to Section 240 of New York labor laws. Should employers fail to provide safe and secure scaffolding, they could be forced to provide compensation for injuries that result from scaffolding accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured in a scaffolding accident, you may be able to obtain compensation from a negligent contractor or property owner. To speak with an attorney about your case, contact the New York construction injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at 866-LAWS-USA.