A Fall From A Height

Legal Protection In The Aftermath Of A Fall

Falls are one of the most common accidents that can happen on a construction site. Unfortunately, they can also be one of the most damaging. Workers who fall from scaffolding or ladders on construction sites can suffer fractures or head trauma, or even become paralyzed from the impact. Recovery can take a long time, and full recovery may not be an option in some circumstances. Who will pay the bills when medical costs are mounting with no end of sight, and you're out of work and missing income? As a personal injury lawyer, I've devoted my practice to helping injured New Yorkers seek justice and maximum compensation in these and other similar accidents caused by another's negligence. To discuss what happened, contact my Manhattan office via email or call 212-256-9729 to schedule your free initial consultation.

How Negligence Causes Falls

Yes, it's possible for a worker to make an error and fall. But employer negligence on the job site can create unsafe conditions that make falls more likely. If your fall resulted from an employer's failure to provide a safe work environment, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Workers' compensation applies if your employer failed to provide adequate security measures like harnesses, failed to provide sufficient safety training for workers, or required workers to work in unsafe weather conditions like high winds or snow and ice.

Workers' compensation isn't your only option for compensation after ladder or scaffolding fall, however. You may also be able to pursue personal injury compensation from a third party in certain circumstances. For example, if you fell as a result of faulty scaffolding that broke when you were using it, you may have a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of the scaffolding.

Contact An Attorney To Learn Your Rights

If you were injured in a fall at work, you deserve all the help you can get to give yourself the best chance of a productive recovery. Call my New York City office—Law Office of Gregory Sheindlin, PLLC—today for a free initial consultation: 212-256-9729. You can also write to me using this online form for more information.