There are several common construction accident injuries in New York that can result in a workers’ compensation claim. However, if you wish to receive fair and just compensation, you will need an experienced New York construction accident lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Offices of Leslie Elliot Krause today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your injury claim.
Common Construction Accident Injuries | Falling Off a Ladder
One of the more common situations that clients come to us for when they’re involved in construction accidents is a fall from a height and more specifically, a fall from a ladder. This could be any type of ladder, whether it be an A-frame ladder, or a ladder that rest across a building. Often clients don’t know that there are certain expectations and responsibilities, not just of their employer, but also the general contractor and the owner to ensure that not only are you using a proper ladder that’s allowing you to do your job, but also whether it’s being held by someone else, and whether the rubber feet are in place. There are a lot of things that are expected when you have a situation where you’re using a ladder.
Should you be injured in such an accident, your claim gives you these extra protections in the state of New York because it’s considered a height-related incident. Due to that, you have extra protections, and extra layers of entities that may be responsible. This is something that we’re able to assist you with in helping you prosecute your claim.
Common Construction Accident Injuries | New York Scaffold Law
In the state of New York, construction workers are granted certain protections if they fall from a height. This is very important because often, lots of construction work that is done here in the state of New York is done from a height or a raised level basis, whether you’re on scaffolding, a roof, an elevator system, or even if you’re working from a ladder, there are certain extra protections given to construction workers in the state of New York should you fall from a height. In large part, they want the liability not only to fall on your employer, but also to the owner of the buildings, also the general contractors.
This law puts lots of responsibilities on lots of different parties, to all make sure proper safety fall protection devices are in place so that you don’t get hurt. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. That’s why it’s important to seek counsel to assist you in making sure you can get the proper protections afforded to you under the law. What’s very good about this law is it gives very strict and strong protections to workers who are injured in these types of height-related incidents. This is something that is very fortunate for workers with respect to the state of New York because this is not something that every state necessarily gives. These are often extra protections that the state of New York gives to their workers.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a job site, please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced New York construction accident lawyers.