Scaffold Accidents

Safety and protection should be the bottom line for everyone on a construction site, from daily laborers to top management. When lives are at stake, the margin for error on the job site must be zero.

Federal safety regulations and New York scaffold laws, such as Labor Law Section 240, are meant to protect construction workers. They require management to provide safety equipment for those working at elevation, such as secure scaffolding and safety harnesses, proper ladders, and hoists or cranes. And yet, construction worker falls — and head and brain injuries from objects falling on workers — are among the more common, often fatal types of accidents.

If your family is dealing with the tragic and wrongful death of a family member from scaffolding fall injuries, don't assume it was the worker's fault. It could be that required safety equipment was missing on the job site, contributing to the fatal injuries.

Contact the New York construction accident injury law firm of Keogh Crispi to schedule a free consultation. We have more than 40 years of experience handling New York scaffolding accident cases and a proven record of results.

We're prepared to take your case to trial to ensure you receive justice — and a fair financial settlement in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Scaffold Accidents Affect Many Kinds Of Workers

Our injury attorneys represent anyone who has been injured in a scaffolding or ladder fall accident, including roofers, painters, siders, window washers, gutter installers and undocumented workers.

Answering The Question: How Could This Happen?

On larger construction projects, several work crews will use the same scaffolding. The actions of one crew could endanger the lives of another. Product defects can also play a role. Only a thorough investigation, such as that done by an experienced construction site accident lawyer, can get you the answers you need to understand how and why this tragedy happened.

  • Was the scaffolding improperly assembled? Who was responsible for assembly?
  • Was the work platform properly secured? Were there pieces missing?
  • Was the scaffolding properly braced? Did a brace weld fail?

Keogh Crispi is dedicated to handling scaffolding collapse accident cases. Our experienced trial lawyers give clients a distinct advantage in and out of the courtroom. Call us for a free initial consultation at 212-518-2417, or contact us by email. There is no fee unless we recover money for you.