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New York City Scaffolding Accident Lawyers

Scaffolding accidents are common and can be catastrophic

Construction sites normally use scaffolds to allow workers to reach elevated areas to perform carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. When used, installed, and maintained properly, scaffolding is a crucial component in most construction sites. On the other hand, a person can suffer devastating lifelong injuries or even die when a scaffold is improperly installed or otherwise defective.

If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a scaffolding accident, you have all the right to demand fair compensation for your damages. The New York City scaffolding accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can hold the negligent party that caused your injuries liable for your scaffolding accident-associated damages on construction sites.

Hazardous Conditions That Can Lead to New York City Scaffolding Accidents

Under the law, employers are legally obligated to comply with safety precautions and ensure that the workplace is free of known safety and health hazards. But many construction companies fail to maintain their equipment properly, which they usually consider too costly or unnecessary.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict laws on scaffolding safety, and if employers fail to follow these laws and their negligence results in a scaffolding accident, they can be held liable for the resulting damages. Among the most common hazardous conditions that can cause scaffolding accidents include:

  • Improper scaffolding construction and installation
  • Defective equipment
  • Insufficient fall protection
  • Lack of or inadequate safety equipment features
  • Failure to provide proper maintenance or supervision

If a scaffolding accident occurred, even partially, due to an OSHA standard violation, injured workers can hold their negligent employers liable for their losses.

What Our New York City Scaffolding Accident Attorneys Can Do For You

It’s unfortunate that many workers erroneously believe that they can’t take legal action against their employer because they can receive or are already receiving workers’ comp benefits from their employer’s insurer. Many of them also don’t know about the Scaffold Safety Law (NY Labor Law 240), which provides construction workers the right to file a lawsuit against an employer or site owner if they get injured or killed in a scaffolding accident.

In addition, take note that workers’ comp claims only prevent workers from suing their employers. This means that if your injury resulted from a third party’s negligence, like a property owner, general contractor, equipment manufacturer, or subcontractor, they can likewise be held responsible for your damages. This is a huge advantage to workers since workers’ compensation benefits are typically not enough to cover the expenses and related losses following a serious scaffolding accident.

The New York City scaffolding accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and explore all possible sources of compensation to make certain that all the losses you incurred will be compensated by the negligent parties that caused the accident.

Our top NYC construction accident attorneys recovered more than $800 Million in compensation for injured victims

The New York City construction accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. lawyers have the knowledge and legal savvy you need if you have been injured in a scaffolding accident. With more than 80 years of combined experience seeking justice and compensation for New York City area residents, our NYC accident attorneys are leaders in the field. We have recovered more than $800 Million in compensation for injured accident victims in New York City and surrounding boroughs.

At Lipsig Law Firm, we get results. Personal injury and construction accident law is our firm’s primary focus and our skilled team of experienced lawyers aggressively fight to secure justice and maximum compensation for our clients. Our results are unparalleled, and our firm has been recognized by leading legal publications & news organizations throughout the U.S. for decades for our outstanding achievements and notable case verdicts and record-setting settlement amounts.

Scaffolding injury settlements and verdicts

At the Lipsig Law Firm, we get results. With more than 80 years’ combined experience serving New Yorkers who have been injured due to negligence, our scaffolding accident attorneys have a track record of successfully securing multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Some of the compensation we have recovered for our New York City clients who were injured in scaffolding accidents includes the following:

$8 million for a defective scaffolding fall

Our skilled scaffolding accident attorneys persuaded a jury that our client’s lumbar disc herniation and subsequent surgeries were the result of a defective scaffolding fall that our client sustained three years earlier. The jury in the case awarded a verdict of more than $6 million; when legal interest is added, the total amount recovered for our client will be more than $8 million.

$2.6 million for accident from defective scaffolding

Our team recovered $2.6 million for our client who suffered multiple fractured ribs, considerable trauma to his knee, and underwent several procedures including spinal fusion surgery when he fell from a defective scaffold.

$1.75 million for a scaffolding fall

When our client, a construction worker, fell from a scaffold and sustained a traumatic brain injury, multiple pelvic fractures, back injuries, and fractured fingers, our scaffolding accident attorneys recovered $1.75 million for his injuries.

$1.6 million for a fall due to poorly maintained scaffolding

Our construction accident attorneys recovered $1.6 million for our client when he fell from a poorly maintained scaffold and suffered back injury, ankle injuries, and required surgeries.

$1.5 million for a scaffolding fall

When a construction laborer fell from a scaffold and suffered back and ankle injuries, our scaffolding accident attorneys recovered $1.5 million for his injuries.

Seek Legal Guidance From Our Seasoned New York City Scaffolding Accident Attorneys

Construction workers risk suffering devastating injury or death as they do their jobs at construction sites around New York City. When scaffolding isn’t up to OSHA standards, workers can fall from terrifying heights and sustain life-altering injuries. Schedule a free case review with the New York City scaffolding accident attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman by reaching us online or calling 917-893-3514.


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