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.
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 800-574-4LAW or send our lawyers an online message. We accept injury cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.