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Scaffolding Accidents Can Leave Victims With Extremely Serious Injuries

Jun 2019

New construction is a constant in New York City, and the past decade has seen a construction boom that is just starting to show signs of slowing down. While new construction can certainly benefit developers, construction workers, property owners, and others, it also puts workers and passersby at a risk of serious injuries caused by scaffolding accidents. Some of the more common serious injuries that people sustain in scaffolding accident include:

If you have been hurt in a scaffolding accident in New York, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to recover compensation for your losses. To find out more, call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation with a construction accident attorney in NYC.

Scaffolding Accident Basics

Scaffolding accidents can take a variety of forms. They can occur when scaffolding itself collapses of fails due to poor construction or the use of substandard building materials, but can also involve construction workers dropping tools or building materials from heights.

When people who are working on or beneath scaffolding are injured because of safety violations, they are often able to hold the general contractor or owner of the site liable through New York Labor Law 240. In addition, injured workers may also be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits after a scaffold accident. Finally, passersby who are injured in scaffolding accident may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible by filing a personal injury claim.

Protecting Your Rights after a Scaffolding Accident

After a scaffolding accident, there are certain steps that injured victims should take to safeguard their rights. These include the following:

Injured in a Scaffolding Accident? Call Our Office for a Free Consultation with a New York Construction Accident Lawyer

If you have been hurt in a scaffolding accident in the New York area, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, we have recovered more than $800 million on behalf of our clients and never collect legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule a free case evaluation with a lawyer, contact us online or call our office today at 212-285-3300.