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Scaffolding & Ladder Falls Lawyers in NYC

New York City Construction Site Injury Attorneys Help Victims of Scaffolding and Ladder Accidents Get Compensated

There are strong laws in effect which protect workers from unsafe conditions, especially for workers in the construction industry in New York City. Officially called 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 work construction. The Scaffolding Law, which has been in effect since 1885, protects employees 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.

If you suffered an injury while using a ladder, scaffold, or other device that allows working at elevated heights, call the knowledgeable NYC scaffolding & ladder falls lawyers at Proner & Proner. Lead attorney Mitchell Proner is well-versed in the complexities of scaffolding law due to construction accidents in New York City and can advise you about your options. Contact Attorney Proner by phone or fill out the online contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Causes of Ladder and Scaffolding Injuries in New York

Proner & Proner is a New York City personal injury law firm that handles worksite accidents involving:

  • Lack of safety equipment such as safety harnesses, fencing, safety railings, and netting.
  • Failure to require employees and subcontractors 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 Queens, NY 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. We also file wrongful death claims on behalf of clients whose loved ones died in scaffolding or ladder accidents in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or anywhere else in New York.

Contact an Experienced New York City Construction Accident Attorney. Free Consultation.

If you were injured while working on a scaffold, ladder, or hoist in NYC, find out about your legal rights. Contact the lawyers at Proner & Proner to learn how they can help. The call and consultation are free.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients in New York State and Connecticut. He also handles construction accident cases throughout the United States.

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