Scaffolding Accidents on Long Island
The Dangers of Construction Work
Construction work involves a number of high risk situations. Whether the project is large or small, a construction worker must be constantly alert to avoid an accident. Falling objects, explosions, crane accidents, toxic substance exposure, roof falls, trench cave-ins, ladder accidents, and electrocution, are just a few of the serious mishaps which can cause severe injuries. Working at heights while on scaffolding only increases the chance of an accident. New York law and OSHA regulations are very clear as to the responsibility of project owners, general contractors and subcontractors to ensure scaffolding is erected with full attention to safety. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a scaffolding accident, a Long Island personal injury attorney can help you determine if you can recover additional compensation.
File a Claim with Help from Long Island Construction Accident Lawyers
Scaffolding, whether it is supported on legs or suspended on cables or rope, must be tied down and properly secured. Sometimes vital parts and safety guards are omitted or shortcuts of safety precautions are taken during the erection of scaffolding, either through ignorance of the regulations and industry standards or in the interests of saving time or expense. This kind of negligence can cost a worker or an unlucky visitor to the job site his health or his life. Workers’ compensation will pay for medical care and replace the majority of wages lost as a result of a less serious work related injury, but the benefits available to a severely injured person can prove inadequate. A skilled construction accident lawyer at our firm understands how to maximize the financial compensation you are due.
We are wholly committed to protecting our client’s rights and interests throughout the duration of the case and after its conclusion. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you are relieved of any stress connected to your claim for damages and that your case receives the full attention you deserve. Contact the law offices of Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C. for a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer who is ready to take action on your behalf.