The vast majority of scaffolding accidents could be prevented if construction companies and employees complied with OSHA standards. That is why New York law puts the burden on construction companies, owners and contractors to ensure that scaffolding is safe. If they don't do so, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur.
Handling Scaffolding Accident Cases For More Than 60 Years
During more than 60 years as a Queens law firm, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, has handled numerous construction accident cases involving scaffolding. Our attorneys can help you use the law to aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries or loved one's death.
Scaffold accidents should never happen, but they happen frequently, often involving:
- Defective scaffolds and scaffold components
- Improper construction of scaffolds
- Slip and falls
- Lack of guardrails
- Falling objects from scaffolds
- Failure to provide fall protection
- Failure to provide training
When they occur, we are ready to step up and hold any and all liable parties accountable.
Finding Additional Compensation After Falls From Scaffolding
If you have already filed for workers' compensation, you may be able to recover more compensation through what is called a third-party liability claim. These are personal injury claims against third parties such as contractors, subcontractors and manufacturers of defective scaffolding/scaffolding components.
Our lawyers will work with construction experts to conduct an in-depth investigation of the scaffolding fall and determine whether a third party is responsible. If so, we will take action to maximize the compensation you receive by filing a personal injury claim on your behalf.
Discuss Your Scaffolding Accident In A Free Initial Consultation
Call 866-679-2513 or 718-577-2573 or contact us online to discuss your case with an experienced attorney in a free initial consultation. Our law office does not directly handle workers' compensation matters, but we can handle your scaffolding accident case and, when necessary, refer you to an experienced workers' compensation attorney.