Ladder and Scaffold Injuries

Ladder and Scaffold Injuries

Under Section 240 of the New York Labor Law, general contractors and property owners are required by law to provide scaffolding or other work platforms sufficient for the safe completion of the construction work.

In addition, the construction site must be suitably stabilized to ensure that the scaffolding, ladders, cherry pickers and other elevated work platforms have a solid, level, and secure base. Despite regulations that are clear about a contractor’ liability, many ironworkers, bricklayers, painters, electricians, welders and workers across a wide range of subcontractor trades are injured every year in scaffold falls and ladder falls.

We Don’t Let Your Employer Blame the Victim After a Scaffold or Ladder Fall

If you are a construction worker in New York, you have the protection of Sections 200, 240 and 241 of the Labor Law behind you. You may be entitled to recover money damages beyond only disability and workers’ compensation. There may be third parties who share liability for your medical expenses, pain and lost income. The New York construction injury attorneys at Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C., are ready to help you fight for the justice the law says you are entitled to.

New York State Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241 Are on Your Side

Contact our offices in New York to schedule a free consultation about your construction site accident. Our attorneys recognize the economic disparity between you and your employer and we fight to level the playing field when negotiating a settlement or trying your case in court. You don’t have to face the large insurance companies alone. We stand up and fight aggressively to ensure that your scaffolding or ladder fall injury will be taken seriously. Our trial attorneys work with your workers’ comp lawyer to help you obtain maximum recovery from third parties who may be proven negligent.