Working on scaffolding at a construction site is dangerous, but when the scaffold structure is poorly designed, constructed or maintained, tragedies occur. Unfortunately the results of these accidents are often severe injuries, due to the heights involved and the surfaces landed upon after a fall. Construction workers, who use scaffolding, place themselves at risk every day they show up for work.
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Scaffolding Accident Attorneys In New York
Under current New York labor laws and safety regulations, safety measures, including appropriate harnesses, hard hats and other precautions, are required. Nonetheless, even with these precautions, accidents often still result. From a scaffold collapse to a ladder accident or a hoist and pulley malfunction, negligence due to human error can easily occur. Whether the scaffold structure itself was poorly designed or assembled, to someone accidentally pushing or knocking someone off a scaffold, there are all types of situations that can lead to a scaffold injury.
The result of these accidents is often severe injuries, or even death, because of the heights involved and the hard surfaces that the worker will land on upon impact. An injured party may even bang his or her head or other body part on the way down as well.
Our scaffold injury lawyers can help determine if you are entitled to compensation in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Even if you believe you may have contributed to the scaffold accident or are not sure how the scaffold accident occurred, it is important to speak with our Newburgh, New York, scaffolding accidents lawyers so we can analyze all of the relevant details. We can also assess who should be named in the lawsuit, such as the property owner, a general contractor, a subcontractor, the company that provided the scaffold equipment or any other party who may have contributed to the accident occurring.
Support for Scaffolding Accident Victims
When an accident on a construction site occurs, it can sometimes be unclear who is exactly at fault. The New York scaffolding accident lawyers at Sobo & Sobo know how to analyze the situation and determine who the liable party or parties are and who should be named in the construction accident lawsuit. Our attorneys are leaders in the field of personal injury law and have extensive experience helping people who have been hurt in scaffolding accidents or who have lost a loved one because of a fall from scaffolding tragedy.
Current New York labor laws and safety regulations require certain safety measures be taken. Safety codes include the use of appropriate harnesses and hard hats as well as other safety precautions. Even when these precautions are taken, accidents can still result. The scaffolding may collapse, a hoist or pulley could malfunction, or there could also be negligence due to human error.
Our scaffold injury lawyers can help determine if you are entitled to compensation in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Even if you believe you may have contributed to the scaffold accident or are not sure how the scaffold accident occurred, it is important to speak with an attorney so we can review all the details and determine if you have a case. After our complementary initial consultation, we can also assess who should be named in the lawsuit, such as the property owner, a general contractor, a subcontractor, the company that provided the scaffold equipment or any other party who may have contributed to the accident occurring.
Contacting Sobo & Sobo for Help After Scaffolding Injuries
After receiving medical attention, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney should be your next step. Contact Sobo & Sobo at 855-468-7626 for a free consultation. We work on a contingency basis so it is impossible to owe us money. Our toll-free number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have offices conveniently located in Middletown, Newburgh, Pine Bush, Warwick, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Rockland County and New York City.