Did Failure To Provide Adequate Vertical Passage Cause Your Injury?

Specific guidelines govern vertical passage and how it should be provided on New York City construction sites. Vertical passage refers to those mechanisms or structures that are provided for the purpose of allowing workers to move from one level of a construction site to another. When adequate vertical passage is not provided, it can place the safety of workers at considerable risk.

Skillful Representation From Respected New York Lawyers

At the law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we have experience handling a broad range of cases involving failure to provide adequate vertical passage. Our NYC construction injury attorneys have a vast understanding of construction law and are committed to securing the justice you deserve when contractors fail to make worker safety a priority. We handle cases throughout Greater New York.

Dedicated Construction Accident Attorneys

We can represent clients in many cases involving unlawful or hazardous vertical passage, including the use of inadequate ladders, makeshift ramps and failure to provide any type of vertical passage at all.

We go beyond seeking compensation for the injuries and losses suffered by our clients. Our attorneys work to change the practices of contractors that commit these infractions, and do our part to ensure that adequate and lawful vertical passage is provided for the safety and welfare of every construction worker.

We Will Fight For Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a contractor's failure to provide adequate vertical passage, contact our Manhattan office to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation. We accept all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay attorney's fees unless we are successful.

Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or complete our contact form to get started. If you are unable to come to us, we will travel to you.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.