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New York 
Ladder Accident Attorneys

Millions Recovered for Construction Workers Across New York


  • $15.2 Million

    Construction Worker Fell from a Ladder: Jury Verdict.

  • $12 Million

    Union driver was injured in a fall off of a ladder that was attached to a truck container.

  • $11.9 Million

    Union Worker Fell from a Scaffold

  • $11 Million

    Injured worker on jobsite.

  • $10 Million

    Laborer fell from a suspended scaffold. Case settled after jury verdict for $10,000,000.

  • $9.9 Million

    Settlement for Union laborer who fell from a rolling scaffold.

  • $9.8 Million

    Construction worker/laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.

  • $9.4 Million

    Jury verdict for mason worker who fell two floors from the side of a building.

  • $9 Million

    In 2006, Ryszard Lomotowski, was working at a construction site located in the High Bridge section of the Bronx when a steel reinforcement bar snapped. He fell 20-25 feet landing on his feet causing severe injuries to his legs.

  • $6 Million

    Union crane operator injured on the job.


Did You Suffer Injuries From a Ladder Fall?

Because construction requires workers to perform their jobs from heights, ladders are essential equipment and must be in safe working condition, set up correctly, and used on premises free from hazards that can cause ladder accidents and severe and life-altering injuries.

Unfortunately, site owners and contractors with legal obligations to ensure safety on worksites do not always take the necessary steps to protect workers from ladder accidents. As a result of these failures, workers are caused to fall from ladders and sustain serious, permanent injuries that prevent them from working and enjoying their lives. However, there are specific laws in New York that allow workers injured in ladder fall accidents to sue owners, general contractors, and other responsible parties.

If you have been injured on the job while using a ladder, or have a loved one who was injured or killed in a work-related ladder accident, you may have options to obtain a financial recovery of your damages including pain and suffering, lost earnings and benefits, and medical expenses.

Ladder Accident Attorneys with Proven Results

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is a U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rated Personal Injury practice known for our work litigating construction accident cases.

Since 1983, we have recovered more than $500 million in compensation for our clients, including over 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million dollars each in the past five years alone.

As a firm with results that have helped shape the NY Labor Law, we know how to help victims following ladder injuries and other height-related accidents. Examples of our results:

Do I Have a Ladder Accident Case?

Construction workers injured on the job are entitled to benefits provided through their employers’ workers’ compensation insurance.

Although NY law makes workers’ comp the exclusive remedy against your employer for people injured while performing work-related duties, an injured worker may be able to file a civil personal injury claim against other parties that negligently caused an accident or violated the law.

Whether you have a viable civil lawsuit related to your ladder accident will depend on the facts involved. Workers may be able to sue for civil damages in situations involving:

  • Violations of the New York Labor Law on the part of premises owners, general contractors, and other responsible parties.
  • Defective products, including defectively designed or manufactured ladders and equipment.
  • Third-party negligence (i.e. accidents caused by negligent contractors or subcontractors on a worksite).

Ladder Accident Cases We Handle

Having recovered millions for victims hurt in ladder accidents, our NYC attorneys have the insight to evaluate the facts of your accident and discuss options for pursuing compensation. Our firm handles both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases for our clients, and provides the comprehensive service needed to maximize their ultimate recoveries.

We encourage you to contact our firm for a free review of your case. We can assist with all types of ladder and height-related accidents, including those involving:

  • Falls from A-frame, extension, platform, and standing ladders
  • Ladder accidents caused by Construction debris or uneven work surfaces
  • Old or broken ladders / ladder collapse
  • Struck-by-object accidents
  • Demolition accidents
  • Improperly secured ladders
  • Negligent supervision or training
  • Failure to provide PPE or adequate fall protection
  • Ladder use in small or confined areas
  • Ladder or equipment defects
  • Electrocution and electric shock injuries on ladders

Worksite accidents can have many potential causes, including those that are not immediately apparent. Even if you are not sure about what caused your injuries, our attorneys can help review and investigate to determine the best course of action for compensation.

New York Labor Law & Ladder Accidents

From falling objects to falls from heights, ladders pose incredible risks to the workers who use them.

As such, there are specific laws in place designed to protect workers. Some of these include:

  • NY Labor Law 240(1), which obligates construction project owners and general contractors to provide adequate protection to workers who perform job duties from heights, and allows for owners and contractors to be held strictly liable for injuries. Falls, falling objects, and other hazards involving ladders, scaffolds, and similar equipment are covered by this law.
  • NY Labor Law 200, which requires contractors and site owners to provide a reasonably safe workplace.
  • NY Labor Law 241(6), which allows injured workers to file lawsuits against general contractors, site owners, and others for violating workplace safety regulations outlined in the New York Industrial Code, even if those entities did not cause the hazardous condition.
  • NY Industrial Code 12 NYCRR § 23-1.21 sets requirements for the use and safety of certain types of ladders and ladderways. In addition to rules for when these ladders must be used on projects, the law also places restrictions on extension ladders and platform ladderways used on large projects, and requires replacement of ladders when damage or age compromise structural integrity.
  • OSHA standards regarding workplace health and safety. OSHA violations, including failure to meet specific height, placement, and rung size standards or regulations for safe ladder use, could indicate a controlling party’s failure to meet their legal obligations.

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has been fighting for injured workers for over 40 years, and is intimately familiar with the NY Labor Law, OSHA regulations, and the various New York Codes that protect construction workers. Our depth of experience allows us to identify when parties can be held liable for worker injuries and guides our tailored strategies for securing the maximum compensation possible.

If you have questions about your rights and legal options following any type of ladder accident, fall, or construction site injury, call or contact us online to speak with a lawyer. Our NYC attorneys serve clients across NYC and beyond, and offer FREE case evaluations.

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  • We have a stellar record of success in accident cases.
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