The “Scaffolding Law” (Labor Law 240)
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Scaffolding in New York requires strict attention to detail and safeguards to prevent an accident from occurring- especially since many construction sites involve tall buildings. If a construction accident happens because of a company or contractor’s negligence, serious injuries – and even death – can occur.
That’s why New York’s “Scaffolding Law” – or Labor Law 240 – protects workers from gravity-related injuries. The law holds third-party contractors responsible if their subcontractor fails to protect the safety of workers. In the case of a scaffolding accident, the contractor can be held liable for the subcontractor’s negligence. If you were injured on the job in a scaffolding accident, our law firm can help maximize your compensation. We have decades of experience, and our case results speak for themselves. Contact us today.
Why scaffolding accidents happen
Just because Labor Law 240 exists doesn’t always mean that contractors and subcontractors won’t cut corners to save money. Scaffolding accidents still happen in and around New York, and in most cases, they are preventable. When a scaffolding collapse happens, it’s usually because the contractor or subcontractor failed to follow the safety guidelines set forth by Labor Law 240. This means that they can be held liable under the law.
Giampa Law knows how to handle scaffolding accidents for any of the following reasons:
- Workers constructing scaffolding are inexperienced or untrained
- Materials used to build scaffolding are defective
- Scaffolding isn’t properly secured to the building
- Railings are loose
- Falling debris
- Hazardous conditions
- Unmarked hazards
Consult with us today
The injuries sustained in a scaffolding accident can be devastating. You could be out of work for months, unable to collect a paycheck. Your workers’ compensation benefits will only cover some of your losses, leaving you with accumulating medical expense and suffering. That’s why it is important that you know your rights. If you were injured in a scaffolding accident, you can legally sue a third-party contractor or subcontractor for your full compensation. Consult with our law firm today for a free case evaluation.
A scaffolding accident lawyer can help recover the full cost of:
- Loss of wages due to missed time at work
- Loss of future wages and inability to perform certain tasks
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering, inability to do certain activities, and inability to enjoy life
Giampa Law understands the pain and suffering a scaffolding accident can cause New York workers and their families. With our knowledge and experience handling scaffolding accidents, we’ll stop at nothing to maximize your compensation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Bronx office. Can’t make it? Don’t worry. We’ll come to your home or wherever else you need us to be.