Scaffold and Ladder Accidents
New York Scaffold and Ladder Accident Lawyers
Scaffold and ladder accidents are usually caused by negligent construction and
maintenance of a scaffold, ladder, or a failure to provide workers with
protection from the hazards of working at a height. If a loved one
has been injured or killed because of a fall from a height on a job
site, talk to the attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, P.C.
When a contractor or owner fails to provide appropriate safety equipment, the result can be falls that cause
catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Our personal injury lawyers
have the training and determination required to investigate scaffold
and ladder accidents and pursue any necessary litigation.
Scaffolding and ladder accidents result in thousands of injuries yearly. Falls,
including falls from scaffolds, are the leading cause of death in
the construction industry. Call (718) 522-1786 for a free
consultation with a lawyer who is thoroughly knowledgeable about
scaffold and ladder accidents.
- Negligent scaffold construction: Falls from scaffolds
often occur as a result of negligent scaffold construction. Owners, general
contractors and employers have an obligation to ensure that workers on
scaffolds are safe and falls are prevented.
- Improper ladders and equipment: Accidents can occur because workers are given the wrong type of ladder or equipment that is iin poor condition. Owners, general contractors and employers have an obligation to ensure that workers are given the right equipment for the job and tools that are in safe working condition.
- Negligent safety precautions: Most scaffolding
accidents are caused either by the planking or the support collapsing or by
a worker falling from a scaffold due to a lack of guards or a lack of safety
lines or netting. In our investigation, we will determine how the accident
- Section 240 laws: The dangers involved in construction
work and scaffolding work led the New York State Legislature to pass laws
(known as Labor Law Section 240) to protect construction workers who are
exposed to elevation-related risks. These laws put the responsibility for
scaffold safety on owners and contractors.
Making scaffolds safe: Scaffolding can and should be
made safe for workers by constructing scaffolds according to the
manufacturers' instructions; ensuring guardrails are secure on all sides and
ends; providing safety lines, lifelines or other systems to ensure against
worker injury; and using safety nets. When owners and contractors fail to
meet these safety requirements, they should be held accountable for any
injuries or wrongful death caused by their negligence.
Experienced construction accident attorneys: Our
attorneys and our construction experts know the regulations that are
supposed to be followed at construction and demolition sites, and they work
to ensure that the rights of all injured workers are protected. The personal
injury lawyers at Bonina & Bonina, P.C. have been successful in proving the
liability of owners and contractors where workers fell from scaffolds as a
result of not being given the proper safety equipment, or were injured by
Call as soon as possible: The sooner you call an
attorney, the sooner we can begin investigating the scaffold accident. An
early investigation and prompt reporting of any safety violations to OSHA
are key in preserving evidence and protecting the rights of an injured
If you or a loved one has been injured
due to a scaffoldi, ladderr or equipment accident or an accident on a construction site, call for a
free consultation so we can explain your options, and help you decide what
actions you should take. At the law offices of Bonina & Bonina, P.C. we come
to work every day believing that there should be equal justice for
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