If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction fall accident, our NYC lawyers can help. At the law firm of Levine and Slavit, we are committed to helping individuals, who have been harmed as a result of another party’s actions, pursue compensation for their suffering. In the event of a construction site accident, it may be possible for the victim to obtain workers’ compensation or seek damages from a negligent property owner, contractor, or manufacturer of a defective product. At our firm – serving the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan – a construction accident lawyer can review your case and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.
Scaffolding can pose a serious risk to construction workers. Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is often erected with little planning in a short amount of time. As such, the risk of collapse or of people or objects falling from heights is real and must be taken seriously. If you are a construction worker who has been injured in a construction accident, either as a result of a fall or being struck by a falling object, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Under the New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241, also known as the Scaffold Laws, a construction worker or other industrial worker who is injured in a scaffolding accident may be eligible to file a claim against the property owner and on-site contractor for damages.
Falls from Ladders
Ladders are ever-present at construction sites and industrial locations, and though they may appear innocuous, ladders have inherent risks. Some common causes of ladder accidents include:
- Ladders that have structural defects or structural fatigue can break with use
- The base of the ladder can slip while in use, resulting in a collapse
- A ladder can become unstable with the user on it and fall to the side or backward
- Metal ladders can pose an electrocution risk to users in situations where an electrical current is present
Our New York City construction fall accident lawyers can provide legal assistance if you have suffered an injury in a ladder accident. We can help you obtain workers’ compensation for your injuries and will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights.
Contact the Manhattan Law Office of Levine and Slavit
The attorneys at Levine and Slavit have the experience and resources needed to help with your legal matter. If you or someone you love is a construction worker who has been injured on the job, our team can help you obtain compensation for damages, including medical costs and loss of wages. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation or be eligible to file a personal injury claim. If you are seeking legal counsel in the New York City area, contact a construction fall accident lawyer from Levine and Slavit today.