Falls from ladders are common accidents on construction sites. Moreover, injuries can be serious; injured workers may suffer immediate damage or they may experience lingering effects of the accident for many weeks or months. In either instance, construction workers injured in ladder accidents may be eligible to recover compensation for their expenses, damages and losses. It is important to discuss this with a knowledgeable accident attorney to find out about the best course of action.
New York Ladder Accident Attorneys
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, our New York lawyers advocate for injured construction workers, including those who have fallen from ladders. Each of our principal attorneys has more than 25 years of legal experience helping injured clients recover compensation after an injury while working on a construction site. We use that experience and our commitment to aggressive advocacy to build strong cases for our clients.
Identifying the Legal Rights of Injured Construction Workers
Construction workers injured while using ladders are protected by New York Labor Law 240(1), also known as the Scaffolding Law. This law holds the property owner and the general contractor liable when a worker on a construction site suffers an injury while using a ladder. This is true even if a ladder problem was caused by the manufacturer, the seller or a subcontractor. It may also be possible to demonstrate that the injured worker was not properly trained or that the supervisor required workers to use ladders known to have defects. Whatever the cause of the ladder accident, clients rely on our attorneys to help them obtain full and fair compensation.
There are additional laws that may apply in ladder accident cases. For example, a worker injured because of the negligence of a third party, such as a subcontractor, may be able to seek compensation from that party as well. One of the knowledgeable lawyers at our law firm can help you determine the course of action that will maximize your recovery.
Contact a New York Ladder Fall Attorney
We offer complimentary consultations and charge no attorneys fees unless we recover compensation for you. To learn more about our ladder injury practice and to schedule an appointment, call us at 212-221-5999 or email us.