Scaffold, Ladder And Roof Falls

New York Scaffold, Ladder, Roof Law & Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction work is dangerous business and thousands of workers are injured or killed at work each year. Many accidents involve falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs or other heights or workers being injured by falling objects. Others involve the failure on the part of your employer, the general contractor, building owner or others to provide the proper safety equipment to protect construction workers and prevent them from being injured.

Injuries caused by these accidents are often severe and may result in a serious disability that prevents the injured worker from ever returning to work. Most construction workers are not aware that NYS Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241 are designed specifically to protect construction workers when they fall from any “height” or when they are injured by an object falling from a “height” or when they are not provided with the proper safety equipment. These laws permit injured workers to receive an insurance settlement for pain and suffering, permanent injury, etc., IN ADDITION to their Workers’ Compensation claim.

Whether a construction site injury or death involves worker’s compensation, personal injury or wrongful death law, the attorneys at Ellis Law can help. We handle workplace accidents, injuries and deaths involving:

  • Construction site accidents and injuries
  • Falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolding
  • Dangerous and defective products in the workplace
  • Injuries from items dropped from cranes or any item dropped on a construction site which injures a worker
  • Crane accidents
  • Defective equipment, machinery and power tools
  • Electrical accidents and electrocution
  • Excavations and collapses
  • Factory and industrial accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Forklift and heavy equipment injuries
  • Radiation and toxic chemical exposure
  • Scaffold law and high elevation injury claims
  • Chemical exposure and chemical burns
  • Third-party negligence and intentional torts
  • All other construction-related accidents

Contact Our Construction Worker Accident Attorneys

With offices in Albany, NYC, Poughkeepsie and numerous other convenient locations, we provide legal representation to clients throughout New York. Through co-counsel relationships with a network of experienced injury lawyers developed over many years, Ellis Law is prepared to assist injury victims with accident claims and wrongful death litigation throughout New York and anywhere in the United States. These law firms assume joint responsibility with us for the case and share the standard legal fees with us. In cases in which we employ co-counsel, our clients benefit from the full resources of “two law firms for the price of one.” In other words, there is no additional fee for the client to have full access to the resources of both law firms.

To contact our Poughkeepsie, NYC, Bronx and Albany personal injury lawyers and for accident or injury cases anywhere in New York State or nationwide, call 1-800-LAW-7777 (1-518-477-7777) or 1-800-3-ABOGADO (1-1-800-322-6423). You may also contact us by email or fill in the simple Injury Answerline® form on this page for answers to your questions or a free case evaluation.


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