NY Scaffold Accident
Many precautions should be made when it comes to protecting workers from a construction accident. While there are several government regulations in place to keep such accidents from happening, many employers don’t keep the safety of their employees a priority when trying to meet deadlines. If you have sustained an injury due to the negligence of your employer, contact our experienced NY Personal Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates to possibly aid you in the next step of your recovery process.
A life changing injury could be sustained from job site negligence. A spinal cord injury, head injury or possibly even wrongful death could occur. In many cases, these injuries occur because regulations were shamelessly overlooked and maybe even ignored. Our NY Scaffold Accident Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis and Associates knows that these situations can be prevented by taking the necessary actions to maintain a safe work environment and that these safety precautions will not negatively affect job performance.
The New York Labor Law Section 240, also known as the “scaffold law”, was brought into existence with the safety of construction workers in mind. General contractors and commercial property owners are completely liable if a worker is injured in a scaffold accident. This type of injury could include a fall from a scaffold but it isn’t limited to just that. Bystanders could also be injured by falling objects and, if such an injury occurs, commercial property owners or general contractors could be at fault.
Sometimes there is more than one responsible party in a construction site injury. When such an injury happens there are several things to consider such as medical expense reimbursement, loss of wages and disability. Our knowledgeable NY Scaffold Accident Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates can help recover losses you have experienced due to carelessness on a job site.
If you have been injured due to a scaffold accident or any other type of construction accident, contact our NY Scaffold Accident Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates to set up a free consultation. Please call us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn. We also have an office in Westchester County and Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.