Ladder Accidents on Long Island Construction Sites
Common Construction Accidents
Almost every construction or building maintenance project requires the use of scaffolding or ladders at some point. Every experienced construction worker understands the risks involved in working while on scaffolding or balancing on a ladder. Scaffolding or ladders which are defective, improperly positioned or improperly secured can lead to a collapse or ladder slippage. A serious accident may mean being unable to work for months or years. A Long Island personal injury attorney at the law offices of Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C. assists victims of ladder and scaffolding accidents to recover financial compensation additional to workers’ compensation benefits.
Laws and Regulations Regarding Scaffolding and Ladders
Scaffolding law and OSHA regulations are very clear concerning the need for secure footing and fall prevention measures. Safety training and a safe work environment must be provided so every worker understands the rules of working safely and can help prevent accidents. The responsibility for ladder falls and scaffolding accidents ultimately rests with the property owner and the project contractors. Following an accident, it is important that an experienced construction accident lawyer in Long Island be called upon to represent your interests. At our firm, we can quickly begin an investigation to gather evidence that could be vital to proving your claim for damages.
Why You Need a Construction Accident Attorney in Long Island
An investigation may determine that a defective ladder was the cause of the accident which could be grounds for a product liability claim for your personal injury. In some cases a thorough investigation will turn up OSHA violations at the job site which led to the accident. Our legal team is highly experienced in identifying the parties responsible for construction accidents and holding them accountable. When you are unable to work for a long period because of a preventable accident, you need to know what your rights and options are. You may be entitled to claim compensation for your losses. There is no charge for a consultation. Contact our office to talk to a respected Long Island construction accident lawyer and get your questions answered.