Scaffolding Accidents

Scaffolding Accidents

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
  • Sub-contractors
  • Architects
  • Equipment manufacturers

Liability in a scaffolding accident

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).

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.