Ladder and Scaffolding Accident Attorneys
There are strong laws in effect which protect workers from unsafe conditions, especially for workers in the construction industry. Officially known as Labor Law 240, a statute informally known as the Scaffolding Law makes contractors fully liable for providing a safe workplace. The law also applies to owners of properties where people are working construction. The Scaffolding Law, which has been in effect since 1885, protects workers who were injured while working on ladders, scaffolds, cranes, hoists and other lift devices. It is based on the assumption that owners and contractors are best able to control safety at a worksite.
Call a Reputable Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
If you suffered an injury while using a ladder, scaffold, or other devices that allows working at heights, call a knowledgeable scaffolding accident lawyer at Proner & Proner. Lead attorney Mitchell Proner is well versed in the complexities of scaffolding law due to construction accidents and can advise you about your options. Contact him by phone or fill out the online contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Causes of Ladder and Scaffolding Injuries
The firm handles worksite accidents involving:
- Lack of safety equipment such as safety harnesses, fencing, safety railings and netting
- Failure to require employees and subcontractor to use safety equipment
- Failure to train employees and subcontractors to use safety equipment
- Failure to erect scaffolding to weight and strength standards
- Failure to inspect scaffolds
- Storing construction materials on scaffold decks
- Using the wrong type of ladder for a task
- Placing a ladder incorrectly
These are only a few examples of the causes of ladder and scaffolding accidents. If you were injured in any type of accident while working above ground using a ladder or scaffold, call Proner & Proner to discuss your case.
Consequences of Scaffolding and Ladder Accidents
Injured construction workers often suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them unable to work again. These injuries include head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures and amputations. The law firm of Proner & Proner has a track record of obtaining maximum compensation for injured clients’ medical expenses, lost income and pain, and suffering. They also file wrongful death claims on behalf of clients whose loved ones died in scaffolding or ladder accidents.
Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney. Free Consultation.
If you were injured while working on a scaffold, ladder or hoist, find out about your rights. Call the lawyers at Proner & Proner to learn how they can help. The call and consultation are free.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.