NYC Scaffold Accident
Construction workers in New York are generally working in highly congested areas, usually several stories or more above the street level. In an effort to get the job done, many employers neglect the regulations put in place by government officials. It is unfortunate that a construction accident could transpire and due to a slip and fall, truck accident, or a fall from a ladder, a spinal injury, head injury or even wrongful death could change someone’s life forever. Our NYC Scaffold Accident Lawyer staff could be the answer if your life has been affected by negligence on the job site. Stephen Bilkis and Associates are willing and able to assist you in holding the proper person responsible for your life changing injury.
Many efforts have been made to ensure safety of construction workers while on the job site. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has provided countless requirements for companies using scaffolding. According to the most recent data available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the number one cause of death in construction work is due to falls. Simple measures can be made in an effort to prevent such happenings and yet, they are still ignored quite often.
Every year thousands of employees suffer an injury due to the improper use of scaffolds. A law has been created to help those who undergo such an injury, known as the “scaffold law”. When someone is injured the liability is placed on the general contractors and commercial property owners. Not only can falling off a scaffolding, due to unsecured support or faulty mechanism, cause injury but tools falling from the scaffolding and landing on people below can also induce life changing injury.
To add insult to injury these are all things that can be prevented if proper regulations are enforced. Construction companies make their money by bidding jobs and advertising low costs and quick deadlines. Many times in an effort to achieve these things, simple safety guidelines are overlooked and as a result coworkers pay the price for those shortcuts, sometimes with their lives. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, our legal team understands these standards and wants you to get what you deserve.
If you or someone you care about has been affected by an injury obtained while on a construction site, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss the accident or life changing injury. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, or our Westchester County office or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.