Buildings around New York are constantly being painted, renovated, repaired or erected. With so much construction all around, scaffolding has become as much a part of the skyline as the famous skyscrapers. Unfortunately, shoddy materials and faulty construction lead to numerous scaffolding accidents.
The Staten Island scaffolding accident attorneys at Ameduri Galante & Friscia understand that work sites can be dangerous places. Catastrophic or even fatal accidents can result from scaffolding accidents, including:
- Falls from the scaffolding itself
- Improper installation of the scaffolding
- Failure to use safety ropes or harnesses
- Tools or construction material falling from the scaffolding
- Defective design or faulty materials in the scaffolding itself
Construction site foremen must provide the safety equipment necessary to prevent accidents and injuries. If this equipment is not provided, or is defective, devastating injuries can occur.
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Many people have heard news and media outlets refer to "Labor Law 240" or "New York Labor Law Section 240." This law applies to nearly any piece of construction equipment used to move workers or equipment between heights. Scaffolding, ladders, hoists, braces and ropers are all included in this law. Section 240 is designed to specify safety requirements and impose liability on contractors and owners for the proper erection of scaffolding. If you or a loved one was injured in a scaffolding accident, it is wise to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. We can help you recover the compensation you are owed.
If you have questions regarding scaffolding accidents or any of our related practice areas, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Ameduri Galante & Friscia to discuss the matter in greater detail. Call us at 347-682-2351 or contact us online.