As real estate development and building booms in New York City, so do the number of scaffolding accidents occurring each year unfortunately. Unsafe construction sites where proper procedures are not followed are usually to blame. While the city is making strides to keep construction workers safe, construction continues to be one of the most dangerous jobs. An NYC scaffolding accident will have devastating consequences for those who find themselves in an unsafe work environment. Scaffolding accidents often times result in death. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a scaffolding accident or any other accident on a construction site in New York, it is vital that you hire a reputable attorney immediately.
One of the toughest law firms, with a proven track record
Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates have built a name for themselves in the state of New York as one of the toughest law firms, with a proven track record of success in construction-related accidents. While construction workers do face some risk in their work, they deserve to work in a safe environment where their employers take the necessary legal precautions to keep them safe on the job, especially when scaffolding is part of the project.
Scaffolding accidents include a number of different scenarios
With the clients we’ve represented, we’ve heard of individuals falling off scaffolding in the middle of a job while not using a safety harness and situations where unsecured ladders and improper safety training contributed to the accident. In scaffolding accidents, the accident is usually caused by a properly constructed scaffold that falls apart or tips over while a worker is standing on top. Scaffolding that has been improperly assembled can also be to blame in some instances. The higher the worker is off the ground, the most severe the injuries at the time of the accident.
Have you been harmed in an NYC scaffolding accident
If you have been harmed in an NYC scaffolding accident, our attorneys will take the time to investigate every detail of your story, determining which party is responsible for your accident, leaving you to focus on your physical and mental recovery. We act as partners throughout the entire process. Hiring an experienced and reputable attorney will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. We have worked with countless clients who have experienced devastating scaffolding accidents and know how to navigate the legal process in a way that you wouldn’t know on your own.
It’s important that you enlist our help before speaking with claims adjusters and insurance companies. We have your best interest at heart and can help you win a settlement that can help you cope with work, wages, medical costs, and other financial and personal hardships.