We Protect Your Rights After Ladder or Scaffold Falls
Working at elevated heights is so dangerous that there is a specific law governing safety regulations and employer liability. New York Labor Law Section 240 covers falls from scaffolds and other heights. It may also cover injuries resulting from objects that fall from scaffolds, ladders and other structures.
If you are a construction worker who was injured by a fall or other type of ladder/scaffold accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. The lawyers at Sher, Herman, Bellone & Tipograph are here to help you through the New York workers’ compensation process. We have nine attorneys who can help you apply for benefits or appeal a denied claim. You can rely on our experience and our knowledge of workers’ compensation law. Our firm has been serving injured workers for more than 70 years.
Working at Elevated Heights Is Dangerous
Working on ladders and scaffolding is risky. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 81 percent of construction worker falls treated in hospitals are caused by falling from a ladder.
A worker who falls from a ladder, scaffold or other elevated height can suffer serious or fatal injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Injured joints
- Back injuries
- Internal organ damage
All of these injuries can result in temporary or permanent disability, but a severe brain or spinal injury can be fatal. We represent injured workers as well as families that have lost loved ones to wrongful death in work accidents.
Injuries from ladders and scaffolds often prevent construction workers from returning to their jobs. They may need months to recover from their injuries and regain the strength and dexterity to perform the physically demanding tasks of their jobs.
If you are unable to go back to work, it is critical that you receive sufficient workers’ compensation. We are committed to advocating on your behalf for all of the benefits you are entitled to receive. In addition, we will evaluate your case to determine whether you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.