New York Scaffold Accident Attorney
New York state law recognizes where responsibility rightfully lies in case of a scaffold accident. New York Labor Law Sections 240(1) and 241(6) provide a remedy other than workers’ compensation for people who have suffered injuries in the workplace due to falls from heights or other injuries related to scaffolds, ladders, safety harnesses, and other devices.
Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6)
Labor Law Section 240(1) makes contractors and owners liable for injuries suffered by workers who fall from heights. And Section 241(6) requires most contractors and owners to protect workers' safety by providing proper scaffolds, hoists, harnesses and other workplace safety equipment for work at elevations.
New York's scaffolding laws have resulted in a low rate of scaffolding accidents throughout the state. These laws put the responsibility on property owners and contractors, who cannot shift the blame to workers when they suffer scaffolding injuries.
Despite These Laws, Accidents Still Happen
However, it is true that people suffer scaffold injuries or other types of injuries due to falls or from falling debris. If you have been injured or if a family member has died as a result of a scaffold accident in New York, you are strongly urged to discuss the accident with a lawyer experienced in such matters. The Foulke Law Firm offers free initial consultations to construction accident victims and their families.
The Foulke Law Firm is a valuable source of counsel and representation for victims of scaffolding accidents in New York. Mr. Foulke's previous experience representing insurance companies has provided gained valuable insight into the most effective approaches in representing injured construction workers.
There are any number of severe injuries that can be caused by a fall, or by objects that have fallen from a height, including:
The Foulke Law Firm handles all scaffold accident claims on a contingency fee basis. If you do not recover financial compensation for your injuries, you will not pay attorneys’ fees. Contact our office to see if we can help you.