Ladder Accidents

Ladder Accidents

Work-related injuries resulting from a fall from a ladder can vary from minor to severe and can even be fatal. Ladder accidents are a common cause of workplace accidents occurring on construction sites. The injuries resulting from a fall from a ladder can vary from minor to severe and can even be fatal. There are […]

Scaffolding Accidents Regulations & Liability

Scaffolding Accidents Regulations & Liability

Constructing a rapidly-expanding modern world requires millions of construction workers performing potentially dangerous work. According to OSHA, around 2.3 million construction workers (65 percent of the entire industry) work on scaffolding in limited or high-frequency capacities.  Scaffolding is required to temporarily reach high places while construction is ongoing. Workers must be able to safely construct […]

What You Need to Know About Scaffolding Accidents

What You Need to Know About Scaffolding Accidents

The collapse of a scaffold, or a fall from scaffolding, can have serious consequences. If you have been injured in a scaffold accident, you need an experienced scaffold accident lawyer. The steps you take immediately after a scaffold accident can have a significant impact on your ability to pay for your medical expenses and seek […]

Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents

Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents

Anyone who lives or works in New York is accustomed to seeing construction sites. With so many building projects always happening in the city, scaffolding is a pretty common sight in Manhattan and the other boroughs. Scaffolding is major part of just about any construction site. Construction workers put their safety–and lives–at risk each time […]

Injuries Caused by Scaffolding Accidents

Injuries Caused by Scaffolding Accidents

Any significant construction, restoration, or repair project on a building larger than a doghouse likely involves the use of scaffolding. Sixty-five percent of construction projects in the United States involve the use of scaffolding by an estimated 2.3 million workers, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With that many people and that […]

Winds & Collapsing Scaffolding

Winds & Collapsing Scaffolding

Scaffolding collapses in New York have been known to be caused by gusts of 35 miles per hour winds that can displace pieces of plywood acting like sails and bring the entire structure down. Scaffold collapses in the past have caused life-altering and fatal injuries; notably, the collapse that killed five construction workers nearly two […]

Danger of Scaffolding Accidents

Danger of Scaffolding Accidents

Although scaffolding is a problem to people throughout New York City, construction workers are in the greatest danger of scaffold accidents. Scaffolds are commonly used at construction sites to let workers reach raised areas to do electrical, carpentry, and plumbing work, as well as to give welders access to areas they cannot normally reach. When […]

Scaffold Safety Law

Scaffold Safety Law

In recent years there has been a great deal of debate over the importance of the Scaffold Safety Law. There are advocates on both sides, and arguments about money and insurance, about how to keep New York’s construction industry booming, and how to keep workers safe. Wading through all of the arguments can be overwhelming, […]