New York Ladder and Scaffold Construction Accident Attorneys

When Construction Accidents Involve Ladders and Scaffolding

ladder_scaffoldingOn any given day, there are thousands of construction projects underway throughout New York City. In cases were demolition, construction, repair or painting crews use ladders and scaffolding, they must abide by strict safety laws. If a worker, resident or passerby is injured or killed because of scaffolding safety violations, construction companies and property owners bear absolute responsibility and liability.

The threat of severe financial penalties and losses imposed by New York’s Labor Law 240, also known as the scaffold law, is designed to keep construction workers safe. The absolute liability clause also provides important financial protections for workers who are involved in scaffolding and fall-related accidents.

The award-winning personal injury attorneys at Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM) represent individuals and families who were injured by ladders or scaffolding in New York.

KDLM recovered $25,000,000 for a 55 year-old Westchester man who suffered traumatic brain injury when a structure on which he was standing collapsed during a demolition and construction project. KDLM obtained a finding of liability as matter of law against the owner of the property under New York’s “scaffolding law.”

Standing up for and by Injured Construction Workers

At Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM), we are fierce advocates for injured construction workers and seek to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and disability.
Under New York’s scaffold law, construction companies, contractors and sub-contractors are responsible for providing and enforcing the proper use of safety equipment when scaffolding is being used. For example, all ladders, safety harnesses and hoists must be regularly inspected and properly maintained. Additionally, hardware and materials used to construct and secure scaffolding materials must also be inspected, repaired and maintained on a daily basis.

Falls remain the number one cause of injuries and deaths at construction sites. When a worker falls while working atop scaffolding, the resulting injuries are likely to be severe and even life-threatening. Head and traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and damage to internal organs are among the most common construction accident fall-related injuries and can leave workers and their families to suffer and cope with severe physical, financial and personal losses.

Recover Compensation After Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents

When it comes to safety and construction sites, builders and sub-contractors who cut corners and cause serious injury or death of construction workers should be held accountable. If you suffered injuries in a ladder or scaffolding-related accident, call an attorney at KDLM today at (212) 618-6800 to discuss your case and options. You can also reach out to our New York personal injury lawyers online through our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.