Construction Accident Attorneys Representing People Hurt at Work Working from heights is a common part of construction jobs, particularly construction jobs in and around New York City. Construction workers and workers in other trades routinely work on scaffolds during the workday. It is critical that the scaffolding is properly erected, and that all workers working on the scaffolding have proper safety equipment. It is the property owner’s and general contractor’s responsibility to ensure the proper placement of a scaffold, and to ensure that workers have appropriate safety equipment.When scaffolding fails, or when workers fall from scaffolding, the resulting injuries are likely to be catastrophic. For example, workers can sustain brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones or other life-threatening injuries. These injuries are often fatal.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a scaffolding accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a scaffolding accident, it is important to talk to a lawyer about your options. For years, injured workers and surviving family members have turned to Dankner Milstein, P.C. Our New York scaffold accident lawyers represent working people who have sustained severe construction accident injuries.
Helping People Recover Compensation Under New York Labor Law Section 240
New York law is unique in that it recognizes the considerable dangers involved with working from heights. Labor Law Section 240 holds property owners and contractors responsible for providing all appropriate safety equipment to individuals working on scaffolds. The only exception to this law applies to owners of one- or two-family dwellings. When workers fall from scaffolds or are hurt when a scaffold collapses or falls, these property owners or general contractors are strictly liable for injuries that occur as a result.
Our law firm will look closely at the cause of your accident and hold all responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Whether your case is resolved in settlement negotiations or in trial, you can take heart knowing we will not rest until we are certain we have achieved the best available outcome in your case.