Injured in a Construction Accident?
Your Injuries May Be Covered Under NY Labor Law § 240
New York Labor Law § 240 is intended to protect construction workers, contractors and similar employees from falls and falling objects. This law states that all contractors must erect, or cause to be erected: “scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices” in order to give proper protection to employees. Failure to do so could result in a serious accident and catastrophic injury.
Compensation for Ladder & Scaffolding Accidents
NY Labor Law 240 provides specific regulations regarding scaffolding. Essentially, any scaffolding erected more than 20 feet from the ground (except those erected indoors and covering the entire floor space therein) must:
- Include safety rails or suitable material secured at least 34 inches above the floor or main sections of the scaffolding and along the entire length of the outside and ends of the scaffolding, minus openings for the delivery of materials.
- Be secured in a manner so that it doesn’t swing or sway away from the building or structure.
- Be able to bear four times the maximum weight required to be dependent therefrom or placed thereon when in use.
Have you fallen from a scaffold or ladder that was not correctly constructed or secured? As long as your accident did not involve your own negligence, you have the right to fight for compensation. Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law can provide a construction accident lawyer in the Bronx to handle your case and maximize your compensation. We know NY Labor Law and can fight for your right to fair compensation.
Falling Objects & New York Labor Law 240
In some cases, you may also be able to file a claim if you were injured by a falling object as a result of improper scaffolding. Perhaps a scaffold collapsed above you, or a piece of scaffolding fell and caused you injury. Maybe an object fell off the scaffolding due to improper railing or an insecure scaffold. Each of these may be grounds for a construction accident claim in New York.
Speak with a New York Construction Accident Lawyer
Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law is an advocate for injury victims throughout New York. We proudly serve clients in the Bronx, Long Island, and New York City. Call now at (646) 863-8146 to receive your FREE consultation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help!