Construction Site Fall Injuries
Supporting Construction Workers and Their Families After Serious Accidents
Construction workers commonly work from heights many people would find
unnerving, and sometimes, they do so without adequate safety measures.
Whether it’s a fall from scaffolding, a ladder or a harness attached
to an electrical pole, construction workers can suffer terribly because
of falls from heights.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New York Attorneys
An injury resulting from a fall at a construction site can bring devastating
consequences, putting construction workers and their families in vulnerable
positions. At the law office of
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., we assist injured workers and their families after a serious workplace
accident. If you were injured or lost a loved one because of a fall, call
our firm to schedule a
free consultation with our New York
personal injury lawyers. Call (212) 406-1700 or
contact us online.
Seeking More Than Workers’ Compensation
The nature of the construction industry gives workers a wide range of reasons
to be at great heights, and depending upon the circumstances unique in
each case, injured workers could be entitled to more than
workers’ compensation after a fall. Contractors are required to provide a safe working environment,
which includes proper safety precautions. In many situations, New York
Labor Law Section 240 gives
injured workers compensation after a fall in which the contractor or the owner were not
directly or actively at fault.
Preventing Falls at Construction Sites
Due to the severity of injuries caused by
construction accident falls from heights, it is critical to focus on prevention. To prevent
falls, contractors and construction workers should create a safety plan
to use while working at heights. The plan should include necessary safety
equipment and training with that equipment, depending upon the nature
of the specific job.
Contact a New York City Construction Accident Lawyer
With nearly 50 years of experience, Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs &
Kool, L.L.P., has the knowledge and the skills to help you. Call
(212) 406-1700 to schedule a free consultation or
contact us online. We take construction cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if
you do not recover, you do not owe any fees.