Construction site accidents arising out of defective or broken scaffolds are common in New York and Connecticut and often result in serious physical injury and/or death.
Our firm’s New York and Connecticut scaffold accident attorneys have represented clients for over 25 years in cases emanating from falls from defective or broken scaffolds in New York Counties like Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan and in Westchester jurisdictions like White Plains, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining, Port Chester, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Bronxville, Scarsdale, Ardsley, Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow as well as Connecticut jurisdictions, like Stamford, New Haven, Fairfield, Meriden, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
A construction worker injured in a scaffold fall is protected under New York State Laws.
New York State Labor Law § 240, in particular, protects workers injured in scaffold falls, including window washers, painters, power washers who fall as a result of a defective or broken scaffold.
Under New York State Labor Law § 240, an owner, contractor and/or subcontractor is absolutely liable for defective safety equipment such as a broken scaffold, where that defective equipment resulted in a fall by a worker - which could have been protected - but for the owner, contractor or general contractor’s negligence.
If the scaffold is broken or defective, then the contractor or owner is absolutely liable regardless of the worker’s negligence (or lack thereof).Common Causes of Scaffold Accidents
The White Plains scaffold accident lawyers at our Main Office know that scaffold accidents happen for many reasons.
Some of the most common reasons for scaffold falls, include the following:
- Improper Planks - which the Worker Stands On
- Rotten or Defective Wood
- Unsecured Workers
- Faulty Hooks
Accordingly, our New York scaffold accident lawyers will work closely with you to immediately determine the reason for the scaffold accident.
A Worker’s Compensation claim will entitle you to immediately receive lost past and future payments for pay checks as well as immediate payment of all past and future medical bills and expenses related to the accident.
Accordingly, the White Plains scaffold accident attorneys at our Main Office and the Stamford scaffold accident lawyers at our Connecticut Office will also insure that you have received Worker’s Compensation benefits from your employer while your personal injury claim is progressing against the other parties, including the owner, contractor, subcontractor and suppliers.
Moreover, our New York scaffold fall lawyers will advise you that your immigration status is irrelevant if you have been injured as a result of a fall from a defective or faulty scaffold.
We will also explain to you that you have an absolute right to full Worker’s Compensation benefits as well as recompensation from a personal injury lawsuit regardless if whether you are a resident, alien or not.
Accordingly, if you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffold fall in New York’s boroughs, including Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn or the Westchester jurisdictions like Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, White Plains, New Rochelle, Hartsdale, Port Chester, Pelham, Bronxville, Harrison, Greenburgh, Elmsford or Valhalla, our experienced New York and Connecticut scaffold accident lawyers are available 24-7. Call us. The consultation is absolutely free.