New York Scaffolding Accident Lawyers
Seeking Maximum Recovery for Your Injuries
The Paris Law Group, PC is a New York City law firm that passionately pursues maximum compensation for all construction site injury victims, including those injured in scaffolding accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a scaffolding accident, our scaffolding accident attorneys in New York may make a big difference when you plan to get compensation.
We are experienced trial lawyers who never shy away from litigation and who understand how to make Labor Law Section 240 work for you. When you choose us, a professional attorney will prepare your case with the goal of obtaining maximum compensation.
Contact The Paris Law Group, PC today to schedule your free consultation.
Tips to Stay Safe on Scaffolding
Scaffolding accidents can result in very serious injuries. When you are working on or around scaffolding, safety is very important. Many accidents happen because scaffolding is not properly assembled. This means that workers on the scaffolding and those working in the area are all at risk. While it is not always possible to prevent every accident, there are things you can do to reduce your risk while working with scaffolding.
Don’t take short cuts
While assembling scaffolding, you might be tempted to rush the build by taking short cuts. However, if you construct the scaffolding efficiently, you will not have to risk safety in order to finish the job quickly. By using the proper tools and techniques, including communication, organization, and training, you should be able to assemble scaffolding in an efficient manner without cutting corners.
Organization is important
Once the scaffolding is assembled and in use, it is important to keep the workspace organized. Loose tools can cause workers to trip and fall from the scaffolding. Also, tools that are not in a safe place can easily fall and hit a worker that is in the area.
Know the hazards
Before you even begin the project, you should familiarize yourself with all possible hazards. For example, is the scaffolding located too near power lines or are there live wires that might come into contact with it? Will you have to move the scaffolding as the project progresses? Take the time to plan before the work begins and give yourself enough flexibility to make changes during the work.
Take that training course
Take the time to keep your safety training up to date. A refresher course in assembling and working with scaffolding can be the difference in maintaining a safe work environment and dealing with a tragic accident.
Be aware of your work site at all times. Identifying and fixing a potential hazard before it becomes an immediate danger will keep you and your co-workers safe. Do not allow yourself to become too comfortable while on the job. Stay alert and prepared for dangers even if it seems like a perfectly safe job site.
If you have been unable to avoid a scaffolding accident while on the job and you have suffered an injury, you might be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Since the filing process can sometimes be difficult, you may want to consider speaking with an experienced injury attorney in New York.
Examining All Avenues
We will pursue all available sources of compensation, including property owners, negligent employers, manufacturers of defective scaffolding, and any other party that may have caused or contributed to your injury.
We represent construction site workers who have been harmed by a variety of scaffolding dangers, including:
- Falls from heights that could be prevented by fall arrest systems or guard rails
- Scaffolding collapses that could be prevented by appropriate inspections, compliance with weight restrictions, or proper construction
- Being struck by falling debris that could be prevented by deflecting canopies or screens
- Electrocution that could be prevented by the appropriate clearance between the scaffolding and power lines
Millions in Compensation Recovered for Our Clients
Let us put our experience to work for you. With our firm at your side, you will know that you have access to the seasoned judgment that comes from decades of experience. Our experience means we know how the personal injury legal system works in New York. In fact, we represent clients from throughout the state. In doing so, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients.
No Recovery, No Fee
We work hard to maximize your recovery, but we are not a firm that believes in a one-size-fits-all approach to injury cases. For that reason, we make it our job to provide you with an understanding of all of your legal options. As a result, whether we advise you to go to trial or not, you will know that the options we recommend to you are designed to maximize your compensation and protect your rights.
If you are an accident victim, call one of our New York scaffolding accident attorneys at (888) 365-4940 today. We are here to diligently fight for full compensation on your behalf.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.