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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.

  • 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 happened.
  • 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 falling objects.

    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 worker.
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.

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 all.

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