Brooklyn Construction Site Accident Attorney
Ladders are heavily used in construction, renovation, repair and maintenance work throughout the New York metro area. When workers are required to work in high places on ladders, they have a right to expect that those ladders are safe for the use they are being put to.
I am Daniel A. Kalish, an experienced Brooklyn, Westchester County and Bronx ladder fall attorney helping accident victims and their families throughout the New York metro area. If you've been injured or have lost a loved one due to a ladder fall, contact me today for a free consultation.
Seeking Ladder Accident Compensation Under New York Law
New York Labor Law 240, commonly known as the scaffolding law, also applies to falls from ladders and other high places. If you have been injured in a ladder fall at work, you should not assume that you are limited to whatever benefits you get from workers' compensation.
Under this law, general contractors and property owners can be held accountable when workers get injured in falls from ladders that were not erected and operated safely.
Contractors, owners and their defense lawyers will often try to blame accident victims for their own injuries. In fact, most of these injuries are caused by defective ladders, ladders that are used for the wrong purposes, and inadequate ladder safety procedures and devices.
I am passionate about standing up for the rights of injured workers and am prepared to take cases to trial if necessary. If you have been seriously injured or a family member has been killed in a ladder fall, don't hesitate to contact my office to schedule an appointment.