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New York Labor Law Section 240

Oneonta Construction Accident Attorneys

Have you been injured in a construction accident? The injuries you have sustained may be covered under the New York Labor Law 240, commonly known as the "Scaffolding Law", which was put in place to protect contractors and construction workers from on-site accidents.

If you've been involved in an accident on the job, call Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC at (607) 228-8404 to get started with your claim today!

A Response to the Dangers of Construction Work

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs. In fact, someone who works a full career (45 years) in the field is more likely than not to sustain an injury that results in a disability. Many of these injuries are due to what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls the “fatal four:”

  • Falls
  • “Struck by” accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Caught in machinery or trapped in between two moving objects

Together, these incidents account for more than half of fatal accidents that occur on construction sites. Those who survive an accident are likely to suffer injuries including:

  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Loss of limb

When you’re facing a devastating injury, you deserve financial help, either via your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. Do you know what to do when:

  • You want to file a claim?
  • The insurance company denies your claim?
  • Your employer has illegally neglected to provide workers’ comp?

Especially when working with insurers, questions that seem simple often aren’t. It’s easier to fight with an experienced lawyer on your side.

Don’t let your injury stop you from receiving the compensation you deserve: An attorney can streamline your process and negotiate on your behalf, so you don’t have to waste any more energy on the problem.

Safety on the Job and Labor Laws in NY

There are specific regulations within the labor law in regards to scaffolding. The regulations have been put in place to ensure workers' safety and when the law is not followed, it can lead to serious accidents. At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, we represent individuals like yourself who have sustained injuries because of negligent property owners or employers who have not given proper protection to employees.

Any scaffolding that has been erected more than 20 feet above ground must:

  • Be secured so that it does not swing away from the structure
  • Be able to bear four times the maximum weight which will be placed upon it
  • Include safety rails or secured material which protect the outside and ends

Discuss Your Claim with a Labor Law Lawyer

You may be able to file a personal injury claim if you were injured as a result of faulty scaffolding or a falling object. This could include falling from a scaffold that was not correctly secured or slipping and injuring yourself. There are many different circumstances relating to scaffolding which can lead to very serious injuries.

Our attorneys are an advocate for personal injury victims throughout the state of New York. We are proud to serve clients throughout the tri-county area, Oneonta, Cooperstown, Delhi, Norwich, and Sidney. If the accident you were injured in involved your employer's negligence or unsafe working conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation! The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started putting a case together for you.