Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

New York’s Premier Construction Accident And Personal Injury Lawyers

No Recovery = No Fee Free ConsultationsHablamos Español

We can help you after a scaffolding fall

The United States Department of Labor is clear on its Occupational Safety and Health Administration website: "Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry." Some New York City families of deceased construction workers know this truth all too well.

OSHA goes on to point out that there are clear rules and simple safety systems in place to help protect workers from fall hazards. Many scaffolding deaths and injuries are entirely preventable. 

Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. dedicates itself to helping families who have lost loved ones in scaffolding accidents and to those scaffolding fall injury victims who are forced to deal with pain, medical expenses, extended periods away from work, surgeries and much more after a serious on-the-job mishap.

In some cases, these falls are due to a construction firm's failure to construct a scaffold according to manufacturer instructions, or because the company failed to install guardrail systems.

In other circumstances, the lack of a personal fall system is to blame for a serious construction site injury or fatality. The fall systems can include anchoring, body harnesses, vertical lanyards, webbing and connectors.

The systems are to be rigged so that workers can not freefall from scaffolding. Instead they can not fall more than six feet before their fall is arrested or they have contact with an object or lower level.

Sometimes the systems are in place, but maintenance has been neglected. OSHA tells employers to "inspect systems before each use for wear, damage, and other deterioration, and remove defective components from service." Proper supervision and training are also essential.

If you or a loved one is forced to deal with the aftermath of a scaffolding fall, talk to an experienced New York City construction injury attorney. Please see our scaffolding accidents page for more information.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • icon1

    $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.

  • icon2

    $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.

  • icon3

    $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.

  • icon4

    $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.

  • icon5

    $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.

  • icon6

    $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.

*AV Preeminent is the highest rating of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

New York’s Premier Construction Accident And Personal Injury Lawyers
Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.
Tell us how we’re doing: Review Us

20 Vesey Street
Suite #1010
New York, NY 10007

Toll Free: 800-574-4529
Phone: 1-212-732-4992
New York Law Office Map

Email Our Firm
New Cases: 800-574-4LAW
Follow us on:
No Recovery = No FeeFree ConsultationsHablamos Español
Call Today : 800-574-4LAW