Manhattan Scaffolding Accident Attorneys
New York streets are brimming with construction projects and renovation. A visible part of all this construction activity is scaffolding. According to OSHA, about 65% of all construction workers frequently work on scaffolding. Scaffolding can be suspended from the roof of a building or built from the ground up.
Scaffolding creates certain unique hazards, including significant injuries if a worker falls from scaffolding or injuries to passersby if scaffolding collapses on someone below. If you or a loved one was injured in a scaffolding accident, contact a Manhattan scaffolding accident attorney as soon as possible. These are most often considered excellent cases.
Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents in Manhattan
Scaffolding accidents can be triggered by a variety of causes, including:
- Defective materials
- Malfunctioning or nonexistent safety equipment
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Substandard construction
- Lack of harnesses and guard rails, etc.
Because scaffolding is usually very high, falls usually result in severe injuries including broken bones, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Wet or windy weather can cause a worker to fall off of scaffolding. Scaffolding may also fall on and severely injure innocent passersby.
Often, the worker who erected the scaffolding was not properly trained or the company that manufactured or assembled the scaffolding used substandard materials. Thus, as a Manhattan scaffolding accident attorney can advise you, a scaffolding accident also may include defective products theories of liability.
Scaffolding Accident Damages
A person injured in a scaffolding accident may be able to recover damages for:
- Lost wages, income and benefits
- Past and future medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent lifetime injuries
An experienced and knowledgeable Manhattan scaffolding accident attorney can advise you regarding your damages in your particular case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Manhattan scaffolding accident, the experienced Manhattan scaffolding accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We recovered $3,375,576 for a man who fell from scaffolding (a construction beam). Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other phone numbers for us are: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at Work4YouLaw.com.