For many construction projects, general contractors sign agreements with independent scaffolding companies to set up and maintain the scaffolds and other work platforms that may be required for the job. Generally, most scaffolding contractors are conscientious about purchasing proven equipment and training their crews properly. However, during a typical year in New York, more than 40 percent of all reported construction site injuries are the result of falling from heights, many because of defective or improperly installed scaffolding.
Free Consultation · No Monetary Recovery — No Attorneys’ Fees
If you were injured in a fall caused by an unsafe scaffold on a construction job in the New York City metropolitan area, call COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. We are not a New York workers’ compensation law firm. We help injured workers recover the full and fair amount of monetary damages they are entitled to under Section 241 of the New York Labor Statutes.
From our offices in Forest Hills, our firm represents injured construction workers in Queens and throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with a Queens scaffolding accident attorney today.
More About New York Labor Statute Law Section 241
Under Section 241, injured construction workers have the right to sue for damages against the property owner and other parties held liable for their injuries suffered on a construction site. Our firm will aggressively pursue maximum compensation from all ‘third parties’ who may be included in the lawsuit, including the property owner, the product manufacturer, the negligent scaffold contractor and the negligent workers working on the job site.
Our experience includes construction accident claims resulting from:
- Falls from defective scaffolds, ladders and roofs
- Injuries resulting from dropped or falling equipment or materials
- Construction truck accidents
- Table saw, air hammer and other power tool accidents
- Trench, wall and roof collapses
We Also Help You Keep More of Your Settlement Money
Under the direction of attorney and firm founder, Albert Cohen, we have recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for people injured in construction site accidents in New York City or surrounding area. And because we also have a successful practice in the area of estate planning and New York probate law, we can also show you strategies for helping you pay less in liens against your settlement or judgment, while maintaining control of your monetary recovery.
Contact an Experienced Queens & Brooklyn Scaffold Injury Attorney
We provide a free, no-obligation case evaluation and handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay lawyers’ fees if we do not help you recover monetary compensation for your claim. Call 800-247-8164 to arrange an initial consultation. You may also use our convenient email contact form to request a return phone call about your case.