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NEW YORK SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT LAW

NEW YORK SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT LAW

Scaffold accidents are very common in New York because of many workers work on scaffolds building skyscrapers. Did you or a loved one get injured or die in a Scaffolding accident in New York. The Scaffold accident lawyers at the Law Office of Oliver C. Minott P.C. are highly skilled. Call for a Free Consultation Now at 8666834200

Every year numerous Scaffold accidents take place in New York involving Construction workers on Construction sites as well as pedestrians passing by. These accidents result in injury or Death

NEW YORK SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENTS REASONS 

  • Failure to train employees
  • Safety policies are not enforced
  • Workers are not provided with safety equipment
  • Scaffolds are not properly installed
  • Scaffolds are not properly maintained 

Scaffold accidents often involved falling from large heights that usually result in debilitating injuries that can adversely impact the lives of the injured party as well as their family. Injuries such as these may involve surgeries, physical therapy, and longstanding hospitalizations to make a person whole again

THE NEW YORK SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT LAW 

These are the General Rules for maintaining all types of Scaffolds 

  • All Scaffolds should undergo inspection at least daily by the project manager, project engineer, or job superintendent 
  • The scaffold should be cleaned of debris daily
  • No tools should be left on a scaffold overnigh
  • A Scaffold should not have excess materials in a stock pile 
  • Notices should be conspicuously displayed regarding use of Scaffolds 
  • Scaffolds should be protected from vehicles (Trucks) which might come into contact with the structure
  • Scaffold Work platforms should be free of ice, snow, and anything slippery before used 
  • Railings must be fastened securely to prevent unnecessary swaying 
  • Scaffolds must be able to support at least four times their maximum weight 

A Safety Rail Must cover the full length of the scaffold.
OBTAINING DAMAGES OF COMPENSATION AFTER A NEW YORK SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT 

Since many Scaffolds Accident normally occur on Job sites individuals must file a New York Workers Compensation Claim to obtain compensation. Which means the worker 

  • Must notify their employer of the incident within 30 days 
  • You Must File a C3 form within 2 years of the accident 
  • The Employer will investigate your claim 
  • The Employer will pay the claim, deny the claim, or request more information 
  • As for third party lawsuits in crane injuries, we will review case thoroughly for any missteps and negligence

Contact the Law Offices of Oliver C. Minott P.C. if you or a loved one have suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died. Call now for a free consultation. 8666834200.

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