New York Scaffold Accident Attorneys
Located in Rosedale, servicing New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester.
Getting injured in a scaffolding accident can be a traumatic and painful experience, whether you’re a construction worker or a nearby pedestrian. Of the 500,000 construction accidents that occur each year, one out of every five accidents involves scaffolding. Even if you’re a construction worker injured on the job, workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover the cost of your injuries. Our New York scaffold accident attorneys can pursue your case and help you gain back what you’ve lost.
Call Alex Yadgarov & Associates at (718) 276-2800 for a free consultation. We speak English, Georgian, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish to suit your individual needs.
Scaffolding Accident Statistics
According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- Scaffolding hazards were the number three most frequently-cited OSHA violation in 2019.
- Falls from scaffolds account for roughly one quarter of fatal falls from working surfaces.
- 61 fatalities occurred in 2018 due to scaffolding/staging hazards. It is estimated that scaffold-related accidents are responsible for roughly 60 deaths and 4,500 injuries each year.
What Are the Dangers of Scaffolding?
Scaffold accidents are a common construction worker injury. In fact, almost 65% of all construction workers do their work on scaffolds. Scaffolding is a tall platform used to reach heights for the purpose of construction, repair, and maintenance. Scaffold tasks can occur in public areas and on pedestrian sidewalks, too, placing walking pedestrians at risk.
The most common scaffold accidents result from:
- Lack of safety
- Negligence in supervision
- Improper construction
- Defective equipment
In the surrounding areas of New York City and all of New York, construction work, especially on tall buildings and skyscrapers, is a daily occurrence. With the high number of pedestrians who use the sidewalks, the chances of getting injured in a scaffold accident are much higher than in other cities. At Alex Yadgarov & Associates, we provide attentive service and build strong cases so that our clients can recover the costs of their damages and move on with their busy lives.
Our scaffold accident lawyers in New York know how to ask the right questions so we can build a solid case against the negligent parties at fault for your injuries.
Some of the questions we ask include:
- Were guardrails or other safety measures in place?
- Was the scaffolding properly maintained?
- Was the scaffolding inspected before use to ensure safety?
- Who oversaw the scaffolding design?
We want the best possible outcome for our clients, who have already suffered so much through their injuries.
Through our litigation, we fight to help win compensation for damages including:
- Medical bills, including x-ray and hospital costs
- Lost wages from work
- Emotional trauma
When you schedule your free consultation, our experienced New York scaffold accident attorneys can come to you at your convenience. We’re committed to your well-being, which starts when you gain our legal representation.
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“I would like to thank Alex Yadgarov lawyers for doing a great job with my case. Alex and his team took very good care of me, They made all easier throughout my case and they were always their for me. ...”Bolanle J