Queens Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Construction workers often need to use scaffolds in order to perform their work. When a worker falls from scaffolding or when scaffolding collapses, it can result in serious and life-altering injuries. New York has a special law designed to protect construction workers who are injured while on scaffolds. New York Labor Law Section 240 holds building owners and general contractors liable and requires them to provide proper safety protection for all site workers.
The Queens scaffolding accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have the experience, knowledge and resources to successfully handle scaffold accidents. If you or someone you know has had a scaffold accident, chances are we have been successful, many times, in a similar case.
Injuries From Scaffolding Accidents
Injuries from falls and collapses of scaffolding may include
- Brain injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Leg injury
- Knee injury
- Arm injury
- Elbow injury, etc.
These injuries may be serious, resulting in problems such as broken or crushed bones, nerve damage and torn ligaments or tendons. In very serious cases, a worker may suffer catastrophic brain damage resulting in a vegetative state or coma. Spinal injuries may cause paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia.
When Worker’s Compensation In Not Enough
After a scaffolding accident, many victims are told by the site owner, contractor or safety personnel to contact their Worker’s Compensation carrier with the promise that they will be “taken care of.” Unfortunately, Workers’ Compensation, while a valuable portion of any recovery, does not account for your pain and suffering or other major damages.
If our Queens scaffolding accident lawyers determine that a third party’s negligence in any way caused or contributed to the accident, you may have recourse against that particular party. For instance, in many of scaffolding accidents, the scaffolds are erected by the subcontractor or site owner. These lawsuits against third parties often result in tremendous additional compensation for the injured party.
You Can Count On Us
If you or a loved one was involved in a scaffold accident, the experienced Queens scaffolding accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. 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 include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.