Ladder And Scaffolding Law In New York

Falling from heights or being hit by tools, objects or debris falling from heights is one of the most common ways that people are injured on construction sites. So much so that there is a unique law regarding falls on construction sites in New York.

Labor Law Section 240

Section 240 dictates that property owners are responsible for workers who are harmed by falls from ladders or scaffolding. This provides clarity for injured workers and helps avoid any conflict over which party should compensate an injured worker. This helps workers avoid delays and additional complications from contractors, subcontractors and property owners fighting over who is actually responsible.

Falls Can Cause Very Serious Injuries

While it is easy to understand how falls from substantial heights can cause serious injuries, many are unaware that even falls from relatively short distances can create devastating injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury (paraplegia, quadriplegia, partial paralysis)
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Bone fractures

We Have Recovered Millions For Our Clients

At De Caro & De Caro, P.C., our firm has been helping people for decades. We understand New York labor law and how to identify and hold accountable property owners, contractors and subcontractors who caused someone's injury from a fall or from falling debris. Our experience helps us build strong cases that can identify long-term care needs as well as effectively pursuing damages for your immediate medical and financial needs. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients since 1973. Let us put those skills and that experience to work helping you secure the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Scaffolding Accident Attorneys Serving Harrison, Westchester County And Throughout New York

If you have been injured in a fall or by something falling on you on a construction site, turn to De Caro & De Caro, P.C., for representation that can truly help. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 888-495-5672 or contact us online.

We take construction fall cases on a contingent-fee basis. We only collect attorney's fees if we secure compensation for you.