Improperly Constructed Scaffolds Can Result In Serious Injuries

An estimated 60 deaths occur in the U.S. each year from scaffold accidents. Some of these accidents could have been prevented if the scaffold had been properly constructed.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to an improperly constructed scaffold, Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., may be able to help you. Our attorneys are deeply knowledgeable about New York construction law, and we can give you a skilled assessment of your legal options after a construction accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffold accident, we can help. Call: 212.732.4992 or 800.340.4992. Free consultation.

Unsafe Scaffolds Cause Accidents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 72 percent of workers who were injured on scaffolds said that the planking or support gave way or the workers slipped or were struck by an object. OSHA says that complying with standards could avoid many scaffold accidents.

Unfortunately, not every scaffold is properly constructed. Contractors who build scaffolds may take shortcuts or may neglect to install required safety features such as guardrails. When workers have to use those scaffolds, catastrophic injuries can result.

Under New York Law, You Can Recover Damages

The law in New York imposes a nondelegable duty on owners of job sites, contractors and their agents to make sure that proper protection is provided for workers who are using scaffolds. This allows workers (and their families) who are injured due to inadequate scaffolds to recover money damages for their injuries and resulting lost earnings and medical expenses.

Contact Our Attorneys

Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., has helped injured construction workers in New York City and elsewhere recover millions of dollars in compensation. We have represented workers who were injured in falls and other accidents on construction sites, and we can advise you on whether you have third-party legal claims that could result in more compensation than workers' compensation alone.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or send our lawyers an online message. We accept injury cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.

Case Results

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    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.