Injured in a Roof or Ladder Fall?

Rockland County Injury Attorneys Fight for Injured Workers

Photo of a ladder leaning against a roof

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 KGG law offices to speak with a Rockland County injury lawyer and assess your options.

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 in the form of Labor Law 240. It makes contractors and property owners responsible for the safety of construction workers and others who may be harmed on their premises as the result of another person’s negligence.

New York Ladder Fall Accident Lawyers

New York Labor Law Section 240 (1) states that employers, contractors, owners and their agents all have a duty to protect workers by providing the appropriate safety equipment, including:

  • Scaffolding
  • Hoists
  • Stays
  • Ladders
  • Slings
  • Hangers
  • Blocks
  • Pulleys
  • Braces
  • Irons
  • Ropes
  • Other devices

They are also responsible to ensure that all safety equipment is in proper working order. Falling accidents often occur due to the failure of equipment which workers rely on to keep them safe. 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. Our Bergen County injury lawyers also handle New Jersey construction site accident claims.

Bergen County Injury Lawyers and Accident Attorneys

Contact the law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., where our attorneys are prepared to fight for you after a fall due to a scaffolding accident or other construction site accident. Schedule your free initial consultation with our Bergen County injury attorneys by phone at 800-660-7843, by email or by simply filling out the contact form on our website.