Working in construction is an inherently dangerous job and a large part of that risk is being forced to work on construction scaffolding that’s faulty or badly maintained. Many construction site accidents in Manhattan have been caused by faulty scaffolding that collapsed because of improper maintenance or supervision.
Scaffolding is part of nearly every construction project that happens in New York City, and it’s vitally important that all parts of the scaffolding are in good working order for the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and New York Labor Law requires general contractors and building owners to implement adequate safeguards and take steps to ensure safe conditions for everyone working on sight. If they fail to do so, they can be found liable for any resulting accidents and the injuries they cause.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury because of scaffolding frames that were in poor condition, or if the wood used for the floors wasn’t sufficient to support the required load, you may be eligible for more than just workers’ compensation benefits, The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. can help determine if you are able to win compensation for pain, suffering and economic losses as a result of your construction site accident in Manhattan.
Manhattan construction projects are growing at such a rapid pace that, unfortunately, many contractors “cut corners” when it comes to worker safety. At The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried we are committed to making sure that these contractors are held to account when their quest for greater profits results in hard working men and women suffering injury or worse.
If you have suffered a construction site accident in Manhattan involving old, weak, poorly assembled or makeshift scaffolding, you should seek the advice of an experienced New York scaffolding injury attorney. Visit our Victories page for more information about how we’ve helped construction workers win millions of dollars in compensation, including a 22-year-old worker who fell off a rooftop because of inadequate placement of scaffolding.
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