New York Scaffolding Defects Lawyers
Scaffolding safety is crucial for many major construction projects that involve improving or building a tall building. Scaffolding needs to be carefully put together before workers begin to use and rely on them. Additionally, maintenance should be provided promptly whenever necessary to prevent a dangerous accident from occurring. Should an accident occur however, New York labor law section 240, which holds general contractors and property owners liable when falling objects or falls from an elevated height cause injury, provides those injured with the opportunity to seek financial compensation.
If you’ve sustained an injury in a scaffolding accident that could have been avoided, we may be able to help you with the process of filing for financial compensation. For more information regarding your full range of legal options after an incident, contact a New York scaffolding defects lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Proving negligence in a scaffolding defect case can be difficult, especially while you are injured and trying to recover. Hiring a lawyer with experience in scaffolding defect cases will allow you to focus on your recovery, and give you a better chance of recovering compensation. Personal injury lawyers have a good grasp of labor laws and the guidelines that property owners and general contractors must follow in keeping their equipment, including scaffolding, safe. They are also familiar with what kinds of evidence to look for so they can better support your claim.
A qualified lawyer will help you represent your interests when reaching a settlement or if the case goes to trial, effectively communicating with insurance companies and other parties to the case. They will fight for you and help to bring justice to those who, through their negligence, caused you or a loved one to suffer an injury in an accident due to defective scaffolding. Never go through a construction site injury case on your own. An experienced lawyer can help you win the compensation you need to return to a normal life.
Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP?
With Hach & Rose, LLP, you can trust that your case will be handled with the highest standard of care. Our 100+ years of combined experience means that we have the utmost familiarity with personal injury law, having handled numerous types of worksite injury cases in the past, including those involving scaffolding defects.
Attorney Michael Rose has made a career of representing New Yorkers in personal injury cases. He has repeatedly received the accolade of being a New York Super Lawyer, named consecutively from 2013-2016. He has been named to both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum due to his numerous 7-figure results. His partner at Hach & Rose, LLP, Attorney Gregory Hach, is a lifetime supporter and member of New York’s labor movement. He has a deep understanding of the unique circumstances facing union workers and has substantial experience representing them, including those who have been injured in construction site accidents.
With our decades of experience representing clients in personal injury cases and our understanding of labor laws, you can trust Hach & Rose, LLP to help deliver the compensation that you need in the wake of a scaffolding defect accident. We promise to never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your case. By paying attention to the tiniest details of your unique case, we will give you the best chance of recovering the full amount of money you need to pay for your expenses after a scaffolding accident.
Injuries from Scaffolding Accidents
A construction worker may sustain serious injuries as a result of a defect on a scaffold. Scaffolding has a variety of different parts that, should they become defective, could put workers and nearby passersby in danger. The following defects may be responsible for injuries on scaffolding:
- Broken or rusted connecting pieces
- Defective guardrails
- Faulty ladders or pulley systems
- Broken or weak standing platforms
An injured worker harmed by a scaffolding defect may be eligible to sue their contractor for failing to provide safety equipment in the work environment. This compensation may be able to cover important costs like medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses.
A property owner or general contractor’s failure to provide a safe working environment can lead to an injury, which can disrupt your ability to work, cover medical expenses, and provide for your family. Like all personal injury cases, scaffolding defect accidents carry a statute of limitations in New York, so it is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. The attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP are here to help.
If you’re thinking about pursuing legal action after a scaffolding defect accident, our experienced legal advisors may be able to assist you in answering any questions or concerns. To discuss your options in full detail with a knowledgeable attorney, contact a New York personal injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.