Scaffolding Accidents in New York City

Scaffolding Accidents Lawyer in New York City

Constant construction is a part of life in the Big Apple. Construction workers, painters, and other workers face risks daily on the job, and falls from heights or other scaffolding accidents in New York City, New York, can be deadly for workers and bystanders alike.

If you’re injured due to a scaffolding fall or falling object, you could be entitled to compensation to help pay for your medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. is a premier NYC law firm with more than 40 years of experience, and we’re ready to help. 

Our NYC workplace accident lawyers are known for their tenacity and ability to win. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims like you. Call today at (212) 514-5007 for a free consultation.

How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help After a Scaffolding Accident in New York City

How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help After a Scaffolding Accident in New York City

You’ll need time to recover after a scaffolding accident in New York City, NY. Your case may require coordination with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. We routinely handle complex cases that involve standing up to big companies reluctant to pay claims like yours. We take the lead, so you don’t have to worry about anything but rest and recovery.

When you hire our New York City workplace accident attorneys, we’ll:

  • Review accident reports, talk to witnesses, and collect other evidence to support your claim
  • Hire experts who can testify to the cause of your workplace accident
  • Identify all potentially liable parties and all sources of compensation
  • Keep you informed throughout the case and answer all questions you may have
  • File workers’ compensation claims or appeals, if necessary
  • Send an experienced trial lawyer to represent you at trial, if the insurance company fails to present an acceptable settlement offer

We carefully review all the evidence and consult with your doctors so that we know what your case is worth. And we don’t let the insurance company lowball you. We’re tough negotiators, but we’re never afraid to go to trial if you don’t get the offer you deserve.

How Do Scaffolding Accidents Happen?

Scaffolding accidents often occur when someone fails to follow guidelines or safety measures. Construction workers, painters, and other workers are often pushed to meet deadlines, and that can lead to cutting corners.

Some common causes of scaffolding accidents are:

  • Failure to adhere to OSHA regulations
  • Failure to properly secure scaffolding
  • Lack of training
  • Lack of supervision
  • Failure to secure objects on scaffolding
  • Defective scaffolding
  • Improper scaffolding assembly
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Failure to clean spills
  • Lack of attention to wires 

Scaffolding accidents may involve:

  • A fall from heights
  • An object falling from scaffolding
  • An object contacting or entangling the scaffolding
  • Debris on the scaffolding

We routinely handle cases involving New York’s Scaffold Law, which provides rights to workers injured in scaffolding accidents. 

What Injuries Are Caused By Scaffolding Accidents?

Scaffolding injuries can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bruises and abrasions
  • Broken vertebrae
  • Neck injuries
  • Amputations 
  • Internal organ damage
  • Sprains and strains
  • Electrocution
  • Crushing injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Wrongful death

If you were injured on the job, workers’ compensation should cover your medical treatment. But construction sites often involve multiple contractors, so it’s possible that a party other than your employer is responsible. We’ll get to the bottom of it and work to hold the negligent party accountable.

Who’s Liable for Scaffolding Accidents?

It depends on the specific circumstances of your accident, but potentially liable parties could be:

  • Construction company
  • Property owner
  • Scaffolding manufacturer
  • Trespasser 
  • Contractor  

If your employer is the only party liable, you’re usually limited to workers’ comp benefits. Even though they’re guaranteed, they’re often difficult to get. We can help you file claims or an appeal if your initial claim was denied.

What Compensation Can I Get for a Scaffolding Accident?

It will depend on whether you were injured on the job or whether you’re seeking compensation from a personal injury lawsuit. Workers’ comp provides coverage for your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages.

If you’re filing a lawsuit, either in addition to workers’ comp or as a bystander injured by scaffolding, you can generally seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident
  • Physical pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Disability

Compensation can usually include economic and non-economic damages, which means you can recoup monetary losses and money for pain and suffering. That’s not the case with work-related accidents, though, so it’s important to consult a skilled attorney with experience handling workplace accidents.

Get Help After a Scaffolding Accident in New York City

Were you injured in a scaffolding accident in New York City? You deserve legal representation from a firm with a winning track record. Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. is that firm, and our experienced New York City workplace accident lawyers are standing by to help.

Call today for your free case evaluation.