Construction Site Falls Lawyer in NYC
New York State has strong worker safety laws that require owners and general contractors to provide appropriate safety devices to prevent falls from heights on construction projects. Labor Law Section 240(1), commonly referred to as the “scaffold law”, requires owners and general contractors to provide appropriate and safe scaffolds, ladders, ropes, harnesses and other safety devices which will prevent such accidents from occurring. When owners and general contractors fail to provide statutory safety devices resulting in falls from a height, injured workers have the right to bring a suit against the owners and contractors who have violated the law. Such accidents include not only workers who fall from heights due to faulty scaffolds or ladders or the absence of any safety device at all, but also accidents in which an object falls from a height and strikes a worker working below. Such lawsuits under Labor Law Section 240(1) are complex and require significant investigation, preparation, and a strong knowledge of the Labor Law to ensure construction workers’ claims are properly prosecuted.
Additionally, falls which are not height-related, such as a trip and fall or slip and fall on a construction project due to construction debris or a dangerous slippery substance on the work site, fall under the protections afforded to workers under New York’s Labor Law Section 241(6) with applicable sections of New York State’s Industrial Code. Owners and general contractors must ensure safety measures are put in place to prevent such accidents from occurring. Such safety measures are especially significant in passageways and general work areas which are required by law to be kept free of accumulations of debris, dirt, sharp protrusions and other tripping or slipping hazards which can cause serious injuries on job sites.
Additionally, a lack of safety oversight and education can result in construction site falls. Employers, safety managers, and contractors have no excuse not to provide safety training regarding fall prevention to their employees. Unfortunately, not all workers receive the training or safety gear they need to do their jobs safely. Some employees pay the price for somebody else’s negligence. If you were injured during a construction site fall, do not suffer in silence. Talk to an experienced construction accident attorney at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. We can help determine if you have a valid personal injury claim to pursue on top of the Workers’ Compensation claim.
How Can Construction Accident Attorneys Help?
At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., our team consists of experienced construction site fall attorneys who will pursue full and fair compensation to which our clients are legally entitled. Our team handles both basic and complex cases every year and is qualified to take on your construction site fall case.
Why Should You Work with Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. for Construction Site Falls?
Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. has been representing injured construction workers and handling construction accident claims in New York and Long Island for over 50 years. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injury victims involved in construction site accidents. Our attorneys will help clients assert their rights under Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6). Routinely, construction workers turn to Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. for counsel they can trust.
When you work with us, rest assured that our construction accident attorneys will do everything they can to make the litigation process easy and hassle-free. We strive to obtain full compensation for our clients and help guide them through their case with dignity and respect.
If you have sustained injuries from construction site falls and want to consult with a construction accident attorney, Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. can be called at (212) 227-1212 (New York) or (631) 864-2429 (Long Island).