New York Scaffolding Collapse Lawyers
Construction employees who work at higher elevations using scaffolds, elevators, and other equipment to lift them up are put at significant risk of accident and injury every time they go to work, especially if the scaffolding on which they are operating collapses. If this devastating accident does occur, those injured can face heavy financial burdens due to the cost of the medical expenses and other expenses associated with such an injury. Fortunately, New York labor laws protect construction workers in cases such as these by allowing them to hold the property owner, general contractor, or other party responsible for their suffering.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our attorneys are dedicated to helping those who have suffered an injury caused by a scaffolding collapse obtain the full compensation they may be entitled to for their losses through aggressive litigation. To learn more about your rights after an accident and options for recovering compensation, call an experienced New York scaffolding collapse lawyer today at 866-LAWS-USA.
Examples of Negligence
Section 240 of the New York labor laws concerns gravity-related accidents in which an individual falls from elevation or is struck by an object falling from elevation. This section clearly states that contractors and property owners can be held strictly liable for injuries sustained by their workers should they fall from or be injured by objects in a scaffolding collapse accident. The following are a few examples of how the negligence of a property owner or contractor can contribute to a scaffolding collapse or other accident:
- Carelessly constructed scaffolding
- Insufficient maintenance of the scaffolding
- Failure of low quality materials used in scaffolding
- Improper maintenance of safety systems
- Lack of proper inspections
Any of these actions can lead to a disastrous accident, which injures an employee.
Scaffolding injuries can lead to devastating injuries that dramatically affect the injured worker, but a skilled New York scaffolding collapse attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, is dedicated to helping injured construction workers obtain fair compensation for their losses. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your rights, call us today at 866-LAWS-USA.