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Scaffold Accident Attorney in Brooklyn, Bronx, and NYC

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.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC?

  • Our founding partner has extensive trial experience and will not settle your claim for less than it is worth.
  • Our goal is to provide you with aggressive, effective legal representation in your personal injury claim.
  • We have more than two decades of experience representing injured people in scaffold accident cases.

Scaffold Accidents on Construction Sites

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.

Common Causes of Scaffold Accidents

Scaffold accidents and injuries can occur in several different ways. Common causes include:

  • Collapse: A scaffold that is not erected properly with the right materials can collapse, crushing or otherwise injuring workers and individuals on or underneath the scaffold.
  • Tipping over: High winds can make scaffolds unstable and subject to tipping over. It is crucial to ensure that the scaffold is properly secured.
  • Falls: Without the proper safety measures in place, workers can and do fall from scaffolding, frequently sustaining serious injuries.
  • Falling objects: Workers can be hit by objects falling off of or onto scaffolding platforms.

Common Injuries in Scaffold Accidents

A range of serious injuries can result from scaffold accidents, including:

Who Is Liable?

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.

Why You Need a Lawyer?

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.

Get in Touch with Our Firm Today

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.