There For You Following A Construction Fall Accident

In New York, construction workers injured as the result of a fall, scaffolding or trench collapse, forklift or crane accident, or a machinery defect at a construction site are entitled to special protections. Injured construction workers may hold multiple parties liable for their injuries such as owners, general contractors and subcontractors, and may find multiple insurance policies that may provide coverage for the injuries.

You May Be Entitled To More Than Just Workers' Compensation

Our law firm represents construction workers throughout Ontario, Monroe, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties injured in construction accidents involving:

  • Unsecured ladders
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Falls from elevated worksites
  • Equipment or tools falling onto them from elevated worksites

Note: Not all construction accidents are entitled to special protections and an employee is limited to worker's compensation benefits against his employer.

Understanding New York's Scaffolding Law

New York has unique laws with regard to elevated construction sites. Under the state's Labor Law, sections 240 and 241, property owners and contractors are strictly liable for workers injured as a result of faulty, defective or inadequate safety equipment. Owners and contractors must also comply with all provisions of the New York State Industrial Code.

Our attorneys are experienced with these laws and can help you pursue personal injury claims against the party or parties responsible for your injuries.

Putting Experienced Representation On Your Side

Construction fall cases brought under Labor Law sections 240 and 241 are handled on a contingency basis. For these cases, we accept no legal fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf. To arrange for your free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call The Brocklebank Firm at our Canandaigua offices at 866-672-8962 or contact us online.