Long Island Scaffold Accident Lawyers
Seeking Damages Beyond Workers’ Compensation
New York labor law Section 240 provides for special compensation, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, for workers injured by falls from elevated heights. If you or a family member has been injured by a fall from a ladder, scaffold, joist, roof or other structure, we may be able to help you recover additional damages.
Contact the Donofrio Law Firm, PLLC. Our experienced lawyers represent injured construction workers in personal injury claims against negligent third parties. While you most likely can collect workers’ compensation benefits, you may also be entitled to damages from third parties such as subcontractors or manufacturers of defective equipment. For a free consultation with our Long Island scaffold accident attorneys, please call (516) 330-3687 or contact us online.
Injuries From Falls
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that on average, falls at construction sites kill between 150 and 200 workers and injure more than 100,000 every year. Some of the most common injuries from falls include:
- Serious brain injuries that can result in cognitive and emotional difficulties, coma or death
- An injury to the spinal cord causing problems with a disc or paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegia
- A fractured arm or leg causing temporary or permanent disability
Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents
Ladder accidents can happen if workers do not use the correct type of ladder for each job. If the ladder is placed on an unstable surface or if workers and materials exceed the ladder’s load capacity, the risk for falls increases.
Scaffolding accidents can be caused by improper assembly, resulting in collapse or a fall. If the scaffold makes contact with power lines, workers can suffer electric shock injuries or death from electrocution.
New York Ladder Injury Attorneys
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