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Scaffolding Accidents

Scaffolding Accidents

The use of scaffolds allows construction workers, laborers, painters and other workers to reach areas they cannot safely reach on a ladder or on their own. But when scaffolding is improperly erected or lacking proper safety precautions the result can be tragic for workers and their families.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a scaffolding accident, our attorneys will fight to maximize your compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings and any future damages.

You Do Not Have To Fall To Have A Claim

Section 240 of New York’s Labor Law holds employers, general contractors and other parties accountable for injuries that happen involving heights. This includes accidents involving scaffolding, ladders and platforms and many other elevated work areas. In fact, anytime you are exposed to a risk of elevation — even if you are working on flat ground next to a trench — Section 240 is at play. A Section 240 claim can provide you with compensation above and beyond workers’ compensation if you have been injured by a falling object or suffered a fall of your own.

Place Your Case On Firm Ground — Contact O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP

We will not allow you to be pushed around by the insurance companies and others who try to limit their payouts or pay nothing at all. You have been injured due to the negligence of others and deserve to be appropriately compensated. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights with one of our experienced lawyers.


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