Falls from Heights

Unique Laws Address Injuries Caused By Falls from Heights

Our New York City injury attorneys understand these specific legal provisions

At the personal injury law firm of Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience with the full extent of New York construction labor and safety laws. Many of these laws provide specific protections against falls from heights.

A unique danger of the construction industry

Especially in New York City, construction workers often find themselves working high in the air atop roofs, scaffolding and ladders. Falls from such structures are an inherent risk in construction work and can cause serious injuries, such as broken bones and traumatic brain injury (TBI) which can result in expensive medical care and make it impossible to work.

You owe it to yourself to find out your legal options when you or a loved one is injured on a construction site after falling from:

  • Ladders
  • Scaffolds
  • Electrical poles
  • Roofs
  • Cranes
  • Man or spider lifts
  • Fences or barriers
  • Work platforms of any kind

New York labor and personal injury laws include strict regulations to protect workers from falls

The most important thing a New York City personal injury attorney can do following a construction accident is ensure the client understands the specifics of the laws that apply to the case. At the New York personal injury law firm of Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC, we have six decades of experience analyzing all types of construction accidents to determine liability and fair damages.

For example, Labor Law Section 240 in New York State includes specific language dealing with scaffolding accidents and falls from heights. These laws allow workers injured in such a fashion to bring legal actions against the owner and general contractor of the construction site in question. Gravity and related accidents may also be the basis for a valid claim.

When you bring a legal action against your employer for violating a labor law, your claim proceeds through the workers’ compensation process. This process addresses suits brought by employees against their employers efficiently and non-confrontationally.

If your case involves negligent parties other than your employer, an experienced injury lawyer can help you identify those parties and bring legal action against them through the third party claims process.

Call our New York City construction accident attorneys and begin constructing your defense today

If you or someone you love has been injured in any type of construction accident in the city of New York, contact the personal injury lawyers at Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC today. Let us put our decades of combined legal experience to work for you. Contact us online> or at (212) 696-9100.