Falls From Heights
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.