Obtaining Fair Compensation For Workers Injured In Ladder And Scaffolding Accidents
Ladders and scaffolding are essential components of nearly every construction project in New York City. Properly maintained and operating equipment is necessary not only for getting the job done, but also to ensure the safety of the workers who use it. When insufficient or malfunctioning ladders and scaffolding result in serious injuries, general contractors, subcontractors, equipment suppliers and others can and should be held accountable.
If you have been seriously injured in any type of ladder or scaffolding accident, it is important that you have a qualified attorney representing you from the outset. At Edelman & Edelman, P.C., we have been representing injured New York City construction workers for nearly 60 years. Our attorneys handle injuries involving scaffolding falls and ladder falls, including those arising from faulty equipment and the failure to provide sufficient protective gear.
Ladder Fall Injury Claims
Ladder falls can arise due to a number of different issues. In some instances, the ladder may malfunction and collapse unexpectedly. In others, it is possible for the ladder to fall because it was not set up properly. We take the time to accurately identify the cause of the accident so that we can present the strongest possible argument on your behalf.
We represented a victim in a scaffolding fall case involving a general contractor’s failure to provide sufficient scaffolding and safety harnesses. Our client fell 40 feet and suffered multiple severe injuries. We recovered $1.85 million on his behalf.
Scaffolding Accident Claims
Scaffolding falls can occur in situations where the scaffolding has been assembled improperly or with mismatched or worn-out parts. There have also been a number of cases where the scaffolding was not properly secured or simply was not sufficient to hold the weight of the equipment and personnel necessary to get the job done.
We Put Ourselves On The Line For You
We have a well-earned reputation for the lengths we will go to in our preparation of a case. We use state-of-the-art illustrations to clearly communicate your injuries to a jury so the members have a complete understanding of your suffering and the recovery process you are facing. We are not in the business of short-changing our clients, and we are not in the business of quitting. Once we take on your case, you can count on us to put all of the resources at our disposal behind winning your case.
Discuss Your Case With A Dedicated Construction Accident Attorney
We invite you to contact our office to discuss your injury claim with a lawyer. You can reach us by phone at 212-235-1197 or contact us via email to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
- Construction Accidents
- Ladder And Scaffolding Injuries
- Falls From Heights
- 3 Things Workers Should Know About New York’s Scaffolding Law
- Crane Accidents
- Aerial Lift Accidents
- Failure To Provide Vertical Passage
- Falling Objects
- Holes And Trenches
- New York Labor Code 241: The Basics
- Power Tools And Electrical Injuries
- Top 4 Causes Of Construction Accidents
- New York Workers’ Compensation Claims
- What Does Workers’ Comp Cover In New York?
- Personal Injury Claim Vs. Workers’ Comp
- Can You Sue Your Employer For Work-Related Injuries?
- 3 Reasons To Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer Before A Workers’ Comp Attorney
- Construction Accidents Suffered By Undocumented Workers
- Union Worker Construction Accidents
Top 5 Posts
Feb 7, 2020
According to the NYPD, there were 29 fatal bicycling accidents in New York City in 2019. That’s 19 more than the 10 that were reported in 2018. Now, we’ve seen what is thought to be the first bicycling fatality in 2020, and it happened on the last day of January. 2019...
Feb 6, 2020
There is a major legal battle in the courts currently against pharmaceutical companies that many believe are responsible for the current opioid crisis in the country. The sales tactics and information for Big Pharma in the early 1990s helped to increase the number of...
Feb 3, 2020
When an employee is negligent and hurts someone, there are times when the employer is responsible for their actions. For example, the legal concept of “respondeat superior” says that companies can be held responsible for the actions of their employees. Moreover, some...
Jan 24, 2020
A 67-year-old woman was killed recently when a private sanitation truck struck her. She had been crossing 86th Street near Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst at approximately 4 a.m. The truck did not stop. According to the New York Post, it’s not clear whether the truck...
Jan 17, 2020
State lawmakers have passed 10 new reform proposals meant to keep travelers safer when they ride in stretch limousines. The new regulations are supported by leaders of the Assembly and Senate and by Governor Cuomo. The push for reforms came after an October 2018 crash...
3 Reasons To Hire Us
We Go All In:With every case we accept, we put all of the firm’s resources behind our pursuit of a positive outcome. We are not afraid to spend whatever amount is necessary to present a winning case on your behalf.
3 Reasons To Hire Us
We Hire The Best Experts:We do our homework and find the experts who are doing the most cutting-edge research on your type of injury. We regularly work with medical experts, scientists, people from academia and others.
3 Reasons To Hire Us
We Know Our Opposition: In our nearly 60 years in business, we have seen all the tactics opposing attorneys uses. We use proven strategies to match them and act swiftly to overcome any attempt to limit your compensation.
CNN Legal Analyst