Scaffolding Accidents in New York City:
We Know the Laws
Injured Construction Workers and Bystanders Can Count on The Marcowitz Law Firm to Fight For Their Rights
Construction scaffolds are so common around New York City that most residents go through their daily routine without even noticing them. However, if one collapses or fails in some other way it can be a life-changing experience for the victim. Attorney Eddie Marcowitz at the The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC is a New York City scaffolding accident attorney with a strong track record in personal injury and wrongful death claims. With offices in Manhattan and Nyack, our firm battles to get clients the payment they deserve after a scaffold fails.
What Are the Leading Causes of Scaffolding Accidents in NYC?
Problems with scaffolding not only endanger the construction workers on the platform, but also bystanders down below who are at risk for an injury from a falling object. There are many specific problems that can trigger a scaffolding accident, such as:
- Use of damaged or inadequate equipment
- Broken planking
- Failure to provide proper support for the scaffold
- Faulty guardrails
- Lack of nets or other mechanisms of catching debris
- Errors in scaffold construction
Using our knowledge of the legal system and our network of experienced experts, our firm strives to give you the best chance possible at a favorable legal result.
Maximum Compensation Recovered for Scaffolding Accident Victims
Attorney Eddie Marcowitz is a diligent litigator who investigates every aspect of scaffolding accidents in pursuit of maximum compensation for victims. We can outline the different types of compensation that might be available. Construction workers are limited to workers’ compensation benefits unless the accident can be attributed to a party beside their employer or a co-worker. This can be useful because, under workers’ compensation, only healthcare expenses and partial income replacement is provided. A plaintiff in a third-party personal injury claim or a non-employee pedestrian hurt in a scaffold accident can also collect payment for intangible harm such as pain and suffering.
Fighting to Help Injured Victims of Faulty Scaffolds
A fall from a scaffold could result in a catastrophic or fatal injury. Our New York firm handles wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits where victims have suffered serious harm, such as:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage, including paralysis
- Organ failure
- Muscle, ligament and cartilage damage
- Loss of blood
When taking action against the at-fault parties, we don't just consider current damages but also the harmful effects of the incident that might last for years to come.
Contact a New York Scaffolding Accident Lawyer to Set Up a Free Consultation
The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC litigates personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from New York scaffolding accidents. We have offices in Lower Manhattan and Nyack. For a free consultation to discuss your legal options with our attorney, please call 718-529-4040 or contact us online.