Scaffolding Accidents And What You Can Do

With all of the construction often being done on new buildings, renovations and other projects, scaffolding is necessary for construction workers to do their jobs. Unfortunately, working on scaffolds can be quite dangerous, with falls or scaffolding collapses resulting in serious injuries or death.

New York's lawmakers understand the unique nature of construction work and have enacted special legal protection for people working on scaffolding. We can help you protect your rights and secure compensation under the law.

Lawyers With Experience Handling Construction Cases

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we are dedicated advocates for construction workers and other workers who have been injured in a scaffolding accident. Our highly respected lawyers have extensive experience handling these types of cases.

We are fluent in the laws that govern these cases, and we will take the time to explain how the laws may apply to your case and help you seek compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

Common Types Of Scaffolding Injuries

Over our firm's history, we have helped hundreds of people who have suffered falls in scaffolding and ladder accidents. Our attorneys can represent people who have suffered all types of injuries that have stemmed from a scaffolding fall or scaffolding collapse, such as:

Having extensive experience handling personal injury and construction accident cases in New York, our firm also represents the surviving family members of individuals who have died as the result of a scaffolding accident. Our scaffolding accident and fall lawyers can explain the aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit and how any outcomes may affect your life and future.

Contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower

If you or a family member has been injured in a scaffolding fall or other accident, please contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., at our Manhattan offices. To set up an appointment, call our office toll free at 800.340.4992 or call us locally at 212.732.4992. We offer free initial consultations, and we take construction cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.

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.