Queens Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Assisting Scaffolding Accident Victims with Recovering Benefits and Damages in their Cases
Many indoor and outdoor construction sites require employees to work on scaffolding. When scaffolding collapses, however, serious injuries can result – both for the individuals who are working on the scaffolding, as well as other workers present at the construction site.
When a construction worker falls from scaffolding, he or she can suffer very serious injuries which may result in the need for lifetime care and treatment. These injuries might include traumatic head injuries, back injuries, paralysis, and broken bones. The extent of the injury typically depends upon how the accident victim falls and the height from which he or she falls.
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident on a construction site, you may have several legal options available to you. The skilled Queens scaffolding accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman have literally represented hundreds of clients who have suffered injuries in scaffolding accidents across the state of New York. Our knowledgeable legal team may be able to assist with your case today.
Causes of Scaffolding Accidents
Scaffolding accidents on construction sites can occur for a variety of reasons. In the case of outdoor scaffolding accidents, unfavorable weather conditions may be the cause. Some scaffolding materials may be old or loosely held together, while other pieces of scaffolding may not be properly secured to a wall or the ground. Finally, surrounding construction equipment may interfere with the scaffolding and prevent it from standing correctly.
Available Claims in Queens Scaffolding Accident Cases
Workers injured in Queens scaffolding accident cases may have several legal options to choose from. First of all, if the scaffolding accident occurs while the accident victim is on the job and working within the scope of employment, the accident victim may have a viable workers’ compensation claim. In the State of New York, Worker’s Compensation benefits are available without regard to fault. Therefore, the construction company may not have done anything wrong in order for these benefits to be available to an injured worker.
In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, or as an alternative to such a claim, the injured construction worker may be able to sue the construction company or the manufacturer of the scaffolding, based upon negligence. Specifically, the injured worker may be able to sue the construction company for failing to properly inspect or maintain the scaffolding and ensure that it is properly held together. As an alternative, the injured worker might have a claim against the manufacturer of the scaffolding if there are inherent defects in the building materials that caused the scaffolding to collapse.
In any negligence case, the injured worker may be able to be compensated for all medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Speak with a Queens Scaffolding Accident Lawyer about Your Case Today
If you have suffered injuries in a Queen scaffolding accident, you may be eligible for monetary recovery. The skilled lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can review your case and help you pursue the claims and monetary recovery to which you are entitled.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Queens scaffolding lawyer, please call us at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online today.