Falls from roofs, ladders, scaffolding and other tall objects is often a cause of serious injuries in New York. The state of New York has taken into account the hazards that construction workers and visitors to construction sites face as a result of ladders and scaffolds. Contractors and property owners are responsible for the safety of construction workers and other people who may be harmed as the result of another person's negligence.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of a fall or another accident involving a crane, ladder or scaffold in New York, contact the law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., to speak with a lawyer and assess your options.
New York Ladder Fall Accident Lawyers
New York Labor Law Section 240 (1) states that:
"All contractors and owners and their agents, except owners of one and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the work, in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building or structure shall furnish or erect, or cause to be furnished or erected for the performance of such labor, scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices which shall be so constructed, placed and operated as to give proper protection to a person so employed."
You may be entitled to monetary compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering after a ladder or roof accident in New York. We also handle New Jersey construction accident claims.
Rockland County Roof Falls and Accident Attorneys
Contact the law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., where our attorneys are prepared to fight for you after a scaffolding fall or other accident at a construction site. Schedule a consultation by phone at 800-660-7843 or by e-mail.