Window Washing Lawyers In NYC

three man using suspension devices to clean a NYC highrise window

Did You Suffer an Injury as a Window Washer?

New York is known for its high-rise buildings with large windows that seem to always appear clean. These windows offer views into an intricate city. However, what people do not think about is how these glass openings get so clean. Window washing is a necessary job in New York, requiring men or women to go to great heights to clean the windows. Unfortunately, if the scaffolding or structures used are not sturdy, injuries can occur. A window-washing accident can cause debilitating damage and even death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, contact our construction accident attorneys today!

The window washer injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., have over 40 years of construction law experience to bring to your case. Our skilled lawyers will listen thoroughly to you and go over your case to determine the best avenue for maximum compensation.

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What You Need to Know About Window Washing Accidents in NYC

Under New York City labor laws, construction workers are protected against accidents.

Labor laws that protect NYC window washers include:

  • New York Labor Law§ 202 – the building manager, the lessee, or other agents have a duty to provide stable devices and equipment for the washers to clean the windows.
  • New York Labor law §240 – provides protection for window washer scaffold injuries. The latter clarifies safety regulations for scaffolding and high-rise structures. If employers or building managers fail to provide these safety provisions, they can be held accountable for the injuries and damage that occur.

Common reasons for window washing accidents include:

Individuals arriving to wash windows deserve a safe environment that protects them from harm. New York statutes offer this safety. However, if people in charge do not comply with established regulations and rules, it can cause serious injury.

Common Window Washer Injuries

Window-washing is not for the faint of the heart; with skyscrapers predominantly making up our NYC skyline, accidents are likely to occur. Catastrophic injuries from window washing may include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal and neck injuries
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Crushed and broken bones
  • Amputations

Unfortunately, due to the heights, that window washers face; fatalities are common. Window cleaning deaths have a smaller timeframe for filing a claim; it is pertinent to contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

Call To Get an NYC Window Washer Injury Lawyer on Your Side

The window-washing accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., are ready to listen to your case. We have over 40 years of experience helping injury victims who were harmed due to negligence or carelessness. We understand how debilitating injuries incurred in the workplace can be. We can fight on your behalf and help you seek the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered over half a billion dollars collectively in verdicts and settlements. See how we can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation.