Injured After a Scaffold or Ladder Fall?

Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Injured Construction Workers

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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 personal injury attorney 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.

Fell at Work? Learn Your Rights under NY Labor 240

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

Employers are 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 personal injury lawyers also handle New Jersey construction accident claims.

Do I Need a Construction Site Accident Attorney?

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 a personal injury attorney by phone at 800-660-7843 or by simply filling out the contact form on our website.