Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P.

Painters Falls

Protecting Injured Workers

Anyone who works at elevated heights is at risk for serious injuries from falls. In fact, falls are the leading cause of construction worker death, accounting for more than one-third of the fatal injuries in 2009. On construction sites, many workers, including painters, use ladders and scaffolds every day. If you were injured in a fall on a job site, New York Labor Law Section 240 provides for liability against owners and general contractors at the job site.

The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., have been representing painters and workers injured in construction accidents for years. We have a thorough understanding of New York’s unique labor laws and will do everything possible to hold all legally liable parties responsible for your injuries. Once liability is established, an injured worker is typically entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost earnings and benefits, and medical expenses.

Call Us to Learn How We Can Help

Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212.406.1700 or contact us online.

Falls from Scaffolds and Ladders

Because painters often work on scaffolding and many types of ladders, they are at increased risk for injuries from falls. Some of the most common injuries caused by falls include:

There is always the potential for catastrophic injury and wrongful death due to a fall. If the worker hits his or her head, serious brain injury can lead to a vegetative state, coma or death. A blow to the spinal cord may cause paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Even a fractured arm or leg can cause permanent disability and prevent a return to work.

Our experienced lawyers will work with doctors and economists to document your injuries and project your financial needs.

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To make an appointment, please call 212.406.1700. Your consultation is free.

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