Know Your Rights Regarding Ladder And Scaffolding Accidents
New Yorkers are rightfully proud of their firefighters and police officers, but where would the city be without the dedicated construction workers who build and maintain the city’s skyscrapers and other commercial real estate?
Unfortunately, construction work comes with a high degree of risk for injury and death, including falls from ladders, scaffolding and other heights. Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law make owners, general contractors and their agents responsible for safety practices at building construction sites. If a construction worker is injured in a fall that is caused in any way by an unsafe ladder or scaffolding, the property owner or general contractor may be held liable for compensatory and punitive damages.
We Are Prepared To Protect Your Right To Compensation
The personal injury lawyers at Mallilo & Grossman Attorneys at Law provide assertive legal representation to construction workers throughout greater New York City who are injured in ladder and scaffolding accidents, plus other construction accidents.
We are the largest personal injury law firm in Queens and Brooklyn. We have the extensive resources that are necessary to develop strong cases that will hold up in court. Our reputation as a firm that is always prepared to go to trial if a fair agreement is not offered helps us negotiate from a position of strength. We resolve a number of cases without a trial.
Speak With Us Before You Talk To Accident Investigators
It is important to reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following your accident. A representative of the general contractor, site owner or the insurance company for these parties may wish to ask you questions about the accident, but you should consult with an attorney first. Only your own personal injury attorney will have your best interests in mind.
We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers as soon as possible following your accident. We will review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action.