NY Construction Site Scaffolding Injury Attorney
Under New York’s labor law Section 240, contractors and property owners are strictly liable when construction workers and other workers are injured or killed in scaffolding accidents. At the Albany, NY-based personal injury law firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our award-winning attorneys are knowledgeable about your rights under Section 240 and committed to securing your just compensation.
If you or a family member suffered a scaffolding-related injury at a job site, contact us immediately for aggressive representation. We negotiate settlements to fully cover your losses and explore all related lawsuits and claims against the responsible entities.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy has regularly served injured construction workers in Albany and the Greater Capital District for decades, and we have handled scaffolding accident cases from across Upstate New York to the Hudson Valley. We represent construction workers and remodeling experts, steel workers, window washers, sandblasting crews and any tradesperson who works on scaffolding.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers can handle any scenario:
- Scaffolding collapse
- Falls from scaffolding
- Falls from makeshift platforms
- Falling debris from scaffolds
- Injuries suffered for lack of proper scaffolding
How to File a Scaffold Injury Lawsuit in NY
New York State Labor Law Section 240 specifically recognizes the dangers of working at heights. Under Section 240, the general contractor and/or the owner of the project are responsible for the safety of workers and are automatically accountable for damages — medical costs, lost wages, permanent disability, pain and suffering. (The only defense is that the worker was solely at fault through recklessness, a standard seldom met.)
We know what constitutes strict liability under Section 240 and what constitutes negligence in separate lawsuits against a scaffolding manufacturer or rental company that provided the faulty scaffolding or a subcontractor on the same site that contributed to the accident. We can conduct a thorough investigation to determine what went wrong, such as improper assembly, missing railings, rusted joints, worn lanyards, exceeding weight capacity or failure to provide safety harnesses.
When you hire E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, there are no attorney fees unless we recover damages.
Attorneys with Construction and Personal Injury Experience Ready to Serve You
We offer meetings at your convenience at any of our four law offices in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs, NY, or at a location closer to you.
Call our team today at (518) 274-5820 or contact us online to arrange a free, confidential consultation, including evening or weekend appointments. We are here to help you and your family get through this difficult time.