Construction workers are frequently asked to work at dangerous heights and scaffolds are often the preferred method of doing so. As a result, scaffold accidents are unfortunately very common, and lead to serious injuries and sometimes result in physical disabilities for a long period of time, if not a lifetime.
The Labor Law Section 240, also known as the “Scaffold Law,” states that owners and general contractors of construction sites must provide workers with the proper fall protection equipment when they are required to work at dangerous heights. This Law was passed to protect those who work at heights. So injured workers are allowed to bring lawsuits against the party or parties responsible for the accident.
According to the Industrial Code of the State of New York and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), workers have several rights when it comes to working with scaffolds:
An employer may be liable to an injured worker or a deceased worker’s family even if there were no violations of OSHA or local building and safety codes.
The construction accident lawyers at Dervishi Law Group, P.C are dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured or tragically killed, in construction scaffold-related accidents. If you or a loved one is injured in a scaffold accident, contact us today to discuss your case with our scaffold accident attorney.