Helping Workers Injured In Scaffolding Accidents
As a construction worker in New York, you know that scaffolding is a common sight. With constant projects all over the city, it’s easy to let scaffolding become part of the scenery. Unfortunately, you also know that these structures are often dangerous, and workers can easily become injured after a scaffolding-related accident. These injuries are often serious and majorly impact your life.
If you are injured in a scaffolding accident, the attorneys at Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon LLP can help you seek the compensation you need so that you can focus on your recovery and well-being.
Understanding Types Of Scaffolding Accidents
Employers and workers alike should take precautions when working on and around scaffolding. However, accidents can still happen regardless of safety measures in place. Incorrect safety equipment and insufficient training increase risks for construction workers. In order to prevent accidents, scaffolding should always be assembled and checked by qualified personal. Scaffolding should be equipped with proper guardrails and netting. Common types of scaffolding accidents include:
- Falls from scaffolding: This is often a result of unsecured ladders, improper safety measures and hazardous conditions.
- Crushing: When scaffolding is improperly assembled, workers can pinch or crush appendages.
- Falling objects: When working on scaffolding, employees are at risk of being hit with falling debris or equipment.
There are special protections in the New York Labor Code that help workers after scaffolding injuries. Our team will work with you after your accident to determine liability and recover compensation.
Pursue Compensation Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a scaffolding accident while on a construction site, call our firm at 716-854-1300 to speak with our knowledgeable attorneys. Schedule a consultation with us via our online form. We can meet at our office in Buffalo, or we can travel to your home or hospital room.