Bronx Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Assisting Victims of Scaffolding Accidents in the Bronx with Filing Claims for Compensation
Working on and around scaffolding at a construction site can be extremely dangerous and can lead to exceptionally serious injuries. According to statistics provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 4405 employees who work on construction sites in a given year suffer serious injuries or death. Many of these injuries occur because of defective scaffolding.
Scaffolding can be defective when it is put together hastily. Scaffolding is especially dangerous to construction workers when it is located high off the ground.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of a construction site accident involving scaffolding, you may be entitled to compensation. The knowledgeable Bronx scaffolding accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can determine your eligibility for filing a worker’s compensation claim and can help you pursue the benefits you deserve.
What Causes Scaffolding Collapses?
A scaffolding collapse can occur under many different circumstances. Some common causes of scaffolding collapses at construction sites include:
Loose fasteners which hold the scaffolding together
Inclement weather conditions at the construction site where the scaffolding is located
Old, inadequate scaffolding construction materials
Scaffolding supports and beams which interfere with the surrounding construction equipment
Improper wall anchoring mechanisms for the scaffolding equipment
Injuries Suffered in a Bronx Scaffolding Collapse Case
Scaffolding is often many stories high and located many feet off the ground. Consequently, when a piece of scaffolding collapses, it can seriously injure the workers who are on the scaffolding at the time, as well as any workers who are below the scaffolding.
Common injuries sustained in a scaffolding collapse case include traumatic head injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, crush injuries, soft tissue injuries, and death.
Potential Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you suffered an injury as a result of a scaffolding collapse that occurred while you were working on the job, you may be eligible to file a claim against your employer for compensation. You could then recover benefits for your medical costs, a portion of your lost wages, and possible disability benefits. Our experienced legal team may be able to help you pursue a claim for those benefits through the New York Worker’s Compensation System.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
In addition to filing a workers' compensation claim. You might be eligible to file a claim sounding in personal injury. This claim could be asserted against the manufacturer of the scaffolding, for example, if the scaffolding was defectively manufactured or constructed.
Our experienced lawyers can help you determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim, and if so, whom you should file the claim against.
Call a Bronx Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman our knowledgeable legal team understands the serious consequences associated with a scaffolding collapse on the job and can help you pursue compensation benefits. To schedule a free case evaluation and consultation with a Bronx scaffolding accident lawyer, give us a call today at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online.