New York Scaffolding Law
New York Scaffolding Law Attorneys Who Are On Your Side
The “Scaffold Law” requires that general contractors and building owners follow safety procedures and provide safety equipment that will prevent falls from heights at construction sites. Because the Courts interpret the law (Labor Law Sec. 240 of the New York Code) to apply to “elevation-related hazards,” the construction site scaffolding law does not only apply to scaffolding safety, but any situation in which gravity poses a danger, including workers on rafters, roofs, balconies, window ledges, cranes, stairs and suspended platforms. Necessary safety training and protective gear and equipment must be provided to prevent falls, such as harnesses, ropes, hoists, netting and guard rails.
If you need a New York scaffolding law attorney in your corner, contact a powerful and well-established law firm. Contact Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP by calling toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or reaching us online.
NY Scaffold Law Protects High-Rise Construction Site Workers and Passers-by From Injury
Construction worker falls can be devastating and deadly, to workers as well as citizens who could be passing by a construction site and get injured if a falling worker landed on them. Back injury, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, shoulder and neck injury, and injuries requiring surgery happen too often on building sites. In each case, property owners or general contractors are liable, and cannot be deemed a third-party workplace injury due to defective equipment or faulty safety gear. Under the NY Scaffold Law, construction or utility workers injured in a fall, or people injured walking near a building site, are not required to prove intent to harm or negligence by the owner or general contractor. Citizens can use the NY scaffolding law alone to collect compensation and, with knowledgeable workers compensation attorneys fighting to enforce the Scaffold Law, construction site employees can collect damages and compensation beyond workers compensation benefits. Without strong legal representation by the side of an injured employee, workers compensation insurance companies often hand injured workers denied claims, making their legal battle that much more difficult.
Call an Experienced NY Scaffold Law Attorney To Fight For Your Rights and Safety
The Scaffold Law not only saves lives by reducing the number of fatal workplace accidents, it helps construction site workers injured due to insufficient safety equipment. If you were hurt by a fall from up high at work or a worker fell on you on or near a construction site, call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We serve communities in New York, including Staten Island, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx and Manhattan.