Scaffold accidents can cause serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a scaffold accident caused by the negligence of another, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC as soon as possible. We help you pursue the maximum compensation for your losses.
Scaffolding is a temporary structure on construction sites, often erected in haste and without proper care. It is typically built around a permanent structure in progress and will eventually be removed from the site. For this reason, falls from scaffolds and accidents involving collapsing scaffolds are risks that workers face every day. Under New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241, an eligible worker or person injured in a scaffold accident can file a claim for compensation against the property owner or on-site contractor.
Scaffold accidents and injuries can occur in several different ways. Common causes include:
A range of serious injuries can result from scaffold accidents, including:
Liability for a scaffold accident depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Under New York Labor Law Section 240, property owners or general contractors on construction sites are required to provide safety equipment for workers. If they fail to provide a secure scaffold and fall protection equipment, then the property owner or contractor may be held liable if someone is seriously injured or killed in a scaffold accident.
If you have been injured in a scaffold accident, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Although workers’ compensation laws prohibit employees from suing their employers for work-related accidents, in some cases, contractors, manufacturers, architects, and property owners may be held liable for injury or death resulting from scaffold accidents at the work site.
Our Brooklyn trial attorneys are well-versed in the law regarding scaffold and construction accident claims. If you are eligible, we can provide quality legal representation in a personal injury claim for compensation.
If you have been seriously hurt in a scaffold accident, you deserve to recover the maximum compensation available. Workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover your losses. Contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today to schedule a free consultation. We can explain your options under the law.