Who is Liable for Ladder & Scaffold Injuries?
Section 240 of New York’s Labor Law Is unique in state law. No other state has a similar statute. It provides for the absolute liability of owners and general contractors for construction-related injuries even though they are not performing , supervising or employing the injured worker.
What does this mean to you? It means you are protected. It means that you have the right to work safely. . In an effort to increase profit, owners and contractors may not cut corners providing necessary safety equipment required by OSHA. And if the negligence of others causes injury, pain and suffering, excessive medical bills , lost earnings and/or lost potential income to you or a family member, The Law Offices of Francis X. Young will fight for your rights.
Time Is Of The Essence. Contact Our Scaffold and Ladder Accident Lawyers Today | Offices in New York City and White Plains
Often, we will have to work with the injured worker to coordinate with the workers compensation issues. The clock is ticking; contact us right away or you may lose some of your protections.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there are approximately 180,000 ladder-related emergency-room visits and 150 deaths each year. Ladders are used in a wide variety of ways; construction, painting, decorating, demolition to name a few.
New York Labor Laws require specific types of ladders be used for specific jobs and they require how safety devices are to be correctly used. Length, shape, materials, etc. are all considered. Further, our laws in New York require that an owner and general contractor at a construction site insure that the ladders are not defectively maintained, placed or operated. Too often, workers at construction sites in New York are injured because they use a ladder that is old or broken. Fear of firing or other repercussions may forces workers to use ladders that they know are either unsafe or inadequate for the job.
OSHA estimates that 65% of construction workers spend some time working on scaffolds. 4,500 injuries and over 60 deaths every year are the result of scaffold-related accidents. As a scaffolding accident law firm with offices in White Plains and New York City, we know from experience that widespread use of scaffolding routinely results in construction worker injuries and deaths. The causes of scaffolding accidents are generally due to one or more of the following factors:
- Scaffolding that is assembled (on site) improperly
- Scaffolding that is designed or manufactured (off site) improperly
- Supports in the scaffolding that collapse, buckle, or otherwise fail
- Scaffolding that is old or broken
- Inadequate or faulty safety equipment
- Required safety equipment not provided by owner or contractor
Ladder and Scaffold Accident Examples
- Worker falls
- Worker hit by falling objects
- Any gravity-related accident that occurs on worksite
- Scaffold or ladder collapses
- Electrocution from metal scaffold or ladder coming in contact with power lines
Types of Injuries Resulting from Ladder and Scaffold Accidents
- Brain injuries, including closed head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Limb injuries
If you or a loved one have been injured in a ladder or scaffold accident, your next call is important.
Your accident may result in the need for workers compensation. Time is of the essence. Call our office as soon as possible; we will assist you in coordinating the work needed to file your claim.
The Law Offices of Francis X. Young is a law firm specializing in ladder and scaffolding accidents, among other types of injuries. Our New York construction site accident lawyers know exactly how to investigate accident sites and determine what caused the accident. We have worked with many ladder and scaffold injury victims, and are experienced in the legal strategies needed to recover the financial damages that injury victims are owed. Our offices are conveniently located in White Plains and lower Manhattan; however, if you or a loved one are seriously injured and cannot travel, we will come to you.
Contact The Experienced Scaffold and Ladder Accident Lawyers of Francis X. Young | Offices in New York City and White Plains
Experience Matters. Don’t hire a firm that is lacking proficiency in this complex area of law: Whoever the potential defendants are in such an accident will almost surely be represented by top attorneys and a liability insurance company. Our high-caliber lawyers have been representing victims of scaffold and ladder accidents in New York City, White Plains, and throughout the Hudson Valley for more than 65 years. Combining extensive case preparation and determined to go the distance for our clients, Francis X. Young has a successful record of both jury verdicts and settlements. Our experienced attorneys know how to find the evidence to bolster your case and seek the maximum possible financial damages on your behalf. Simply put, we are your winning advocate.
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If you or someone you know has been injured in a scaffold or ladder accident, please contact our scaffold and ladder accident lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations are available.
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