Scaffolding accidents are a common occurrence in the construction industry. Many of them result in temporary or permanent disability. The cost of medical care and lost wages can be significant, and victims of scaffolding injuries in NY may require specialized legal assistance.
Our team of dedicated NY scaffolding accident attorneys at The Sanders Firm can help individuals who have suffered injury and lost wages as a result of scaffolding accidents.
According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 65% of construction workers use scaffolds on a regular basis. In 2009, 54 people died in scaffolding accidents in the U.S. and each year there are 4,500 scaffolding accident injuries, many of which are due to negligence. Faulty equipment is a common cause of scaffolding accidents in NY, and many workers attribute their injuries to planking giving way or being struck by falling objects.
Injured employees may be entitled to workers compensation or disability payments. New York State Law prohibits an employee from directly suing their employers. Instead, victims of scaffold accident injuries can sue third-parties.
Third parties who may be liable for construction accident injuries include:
- Property owners
- General contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
Liability in a scaffolding accident
A New York construction accident lawyer can help an injured employee establish a claim for workers’ compensation, and additional damages, including pain and suffering. If your employer is liable for those damages, a New York scaffolding accident attorney can help you obtain compensation.
NY construction accident attorneys
Attorneys at The Sanders Firm recognize the emotional and financial duress placed on people injured in scaffolding and other construction accidents. If an employer is responsible for an accident, we are dedicated to holding them accountable on behalf of innocent victims. Our New York personal injury attorneys are experts on state labor laws, and have decades of experience successfully bringing construction accident lawsuits to a favorable resolution for our clients. We have the resources to conduct thorough investigations into each accident, and the know how to win jury awards or negotiate settlements for you and your family.
If you have experienced a scaffolding injury through no fault of your own, we can help you discover what went wrong, and whether it could have been prevented.
File a construction accident lawsuit in NY
Our New York construction accident lawyers can help you fight for compensation. If you have suffered scaffolding accident injuries in NY, including in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or Long Island, call The Sanders Firm today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case. Call us at: 1-800-FAIR-PLAY (324.7752).