At The Perecman Firm, PLLC, we are scaffold law attorneys who are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights. We offer free case evaluations for anybody who has been involved in accident relating to construction. Call us today at (212) 577-9325.
Many people are injured every year in accidents involving scaffolding. Often, victims of these types of accidents are hit by falling objects or are walking on a plank that gives way. If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving scaffolding, chances are one of the scaffold law attorneys at The Perecman Firm, PLLC can help.
We represent individuals who have been injured in scaffolding accidents that involve:
- Loose objects falling from above onto people below
- Week or decayed supports that give way
- Scaffolds constructed with defective components or materials
- Faulty assembly or setup of the scaffolding
- Plummeting from a scaffold to the ground below
Unfortunately, there are many different ways to get hurt that involve scaffolding, therefore, if you’ve been injured, it’s important to retain a lawyer who understands the scaffold law.
New York labor law is designed to protect workers, bystanders and many other people who may be around scaffolding. There are specific instructions detailing how the scaffolding should be assembled and how much weight it should be able to bear. The law also includes rules regarding safety railings and the types of materials that can be included in scaffolding.
If the people involved in putting scaffolding together violate the law, they may be legally liable for any resulting injuries. The laws surrounding scaffolding are not simple; hiring a good attorney can help in holding people who have violated the law accountable.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) was founded back in 1970 to help protect workers from the hazards of their jobs and ensure employers create safe work environments. Sometimes, workers and supervisors get frustrated with how many rules OSHA imposes, but when an accident occurs, examining OSHA regulations can be a good way to demonstrate where a violation occurred. If a scaffold has not been assembled, maintained, or inspected according to OSHA regulations, chances are the person responsible for breaking the rules is legally responsible for any resulting injuries.
If you’ve been hurt in a scaffold accident due to somebody else’s conduct, you deserve compensation to help you get back on your feet. Call one of our experienced scaffold law attorneys today at (718) WORKERS to protect yourself and your rights under the law.