New York City has a robust construction industry. Its skyline rivals that of any city in the world. But workers on elevated work sites face extreme risk. An accident on scaffolding can cause serious injury and result in an inability to work. Accidents from elevated work sites often cause disabilities, a large amount of pain and suffering, and fatalities.
New York legislators have long recognized the danger posed to construction workers on scaffolding. New York's Scaffold Law (Labor Law Section 240) holds general contractors liable anytime a worker is injured on a scaffold or raised work area. Unlike in other personal injury cases involving slips, falls and other accidents, a general contractor does not have to be at fault for the accident or have been negligent in training or safety policies in order for the injured worker to be able to recover compensation.
Because falls from raised construction sites are so serious, New York law places a high burden on general contractors and developers to ensure that work sites are as safe as possible.
We Know The Construction Industry
Since 1981, Rubin & Licatesi, P.C., has helped injured construction workers obtain the compensation they need in the wake of suffering a serious injury. Our attorneys are familiar with workers' compensation laws and procedures in New York. In addition, we are seasoned trial lawyers who will pursue compensation from every source, including under New York's Scaffold Law.
Whether you have been injured because of defective machinery, while doing your job, by a third party (such as a driver) or otherwise been injured, we have the knowledge, skill and resources to maximize your compensation. We also help surviving family members recover the lost income and other costs associated with the tragedy of losing a loved one.
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Where you can pursue compensation will depend upon the circumstances under which you were injured. Call us today at 516-712-2969 to schedule a free consultation at either of our offices in Garden City or Brooklyn. During our initial consultation, we will discuss how you were injured and potential means of financial recovery. We charge no legal service fees unless we are successful in obtaining you a settlement or benefits. You can also reach us online here.