Improperly Assembled Scaffolding Accidents in NYC

Helping Injured Construction Workers Since 1981

Few circumstances pose a more dangerous threat to construction workers’ safety than unsafe scaffolding. Once scaffolding is assembled, dozens or even hundreds of workers may climb it daily. One error, made hours, days or weeks ago, can eventually lead to serious injuries or wrongful death when the scaffolding fails.

The New York construction accident attorneys of The Orlow Firm have handled thousands of personal injury cases since Steve Orlow founded our firm more than 30 years ago. We are committed to protecting clients’ rights following scaffolding accidents and have recovered significant awards for injured construction workers both through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.

For experienced lawyers following scaffolding accidents and other construction site accidents, contact The Orlow Firm. Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

Improperly Assembled Scaffolding and Construction Site Accidents


Following injuries at a construction site in a scaffolding accident, we can conduct a full investigation. We can help when scaffold injuries occur due to:

  • Unsecured connections
  • Defects
  • Toppling when built on uneven or soft ground
  • Lack of safety rails and other safety features
  • Assemblage by untrained employees
  • Other problems with scaffolding

New York Scaffolding Laws Protect Injured Workers

Under New York Labor Law 240(1), all contractors and owners, except for owners of one- and two-family dwellings who contract for work but do not oversee the work, are strictly liable for injuries to workers in scaffolding accidents. These legal measures give workers injured in scaffolding accidents extra protections outside of workers’ compensation.

Contact The Orlow Firm

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident caused by improperly assembled scaffolding, don’t accept anything less than the personal attention you deserve. At The Orlow Firm, you will always work with a named partner of the firm. We believe you should expect nothing less. To learn how our clients feel about working with us, check out our verdicts and settlements and our client testimonials.

We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact us, call (646) 647-3398 or visit our contact page for more information.

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Injuries Caused By Unsafe Ladders

Helping Construction Workers Since 1981

Whenever you leave the safety of the ground by climbing a ladder, you face inherent risks. These risks must be carefully managed and alleviated by employers on residential and commercial construction sites. Employers that fail to do so face the possibility of a lawsuit by injured workers who deserve a safe work environment.

The New York construction accident attorneys of The Orlow Firm have worked with thousands of injured people since 1981. We truly care for each of our clients and we treat each of our cases as the most important case we have. This helps us get our clients the results they deserve.

Contact The Orlow Firm at (646) 647-3398 or contact us online for committed legal representation backed by decades of experience and a long track record of success.

Unsafe and Faulty Ladders on Construction Sites

Is your injury due to:

  • A damaged or defective ladder?
  • The lack of an available ladder that is appropriate for the task you are required to perform?
  • Unstable or uneven ground?
  • A broken rung?
  • Contact with a power line?
  • An accident occurring while the ladder is being raised, lowered or moved?

If so, the Orlow Firm may be able to help you. If you are like many injured workers, you may believe your rights to compensation following construction site injuries are limited to workers’ compensation benefits. However, you may be able to pursue additional compensation through a third-party claim. Our attorneys have significant experience handling third-party claims for injured workers.

Third-Party Claims May Be Available

Third-party claims are filed against parties other than your employer, like owners, contractors and subcontractors that may be responsible or partially responsible for the accident. Third-party claims are not filed instead of a workers’ compensation claim, but in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.

Third-party claims almost invariably involve significantly more compensation than a workers’ compensation claim. New York Labor Law 240 places strict liability on contractors and owners for injuries caused by faulty ladders or scaffolding. This law allows for construction workers injured by unsafe or faulty ladders to obtain full compensation for their injuries.

Contact The Orlow Firm Today

Contact the New York City construction accident lawyers of The Orlow Firm for a free case evaluation. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact us, call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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Injuries Caused by Being Run Over by Operating Equipment

Has a Loved One Been Hit by Construction Equipment?

Construction sites are full of heavy, powerful operating equipment. In an accident with a worker or another person on a construction site, operating equipment often causes catastrophic or fatal injuries, leaving families to struggle with high bills, pain and suffering and questions about the future.

If you have been injured by operating equipment at a construction site, the attorneys at The Orlow Firm can provide you with experienced representation that helps you get the results you deserve. We understand that no case or client is the same, and we provide the personal, individualized representation that our clients need.

Have you been injured by moving equipment at a construction site? Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Help for Injured Construction Workers

The lawyers of The Orlow Firm understand the hazards that large vehicles can present on a construction site. Blind spots, improper loading and unloading and careless operation all lead to injuries for numerous construction workers each year in the New York City area. We can help workers who have been run over or suffered other injuries involving vehicles and operating equipment on construction sites such as:

  • Cars and trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Graters, dump trucks, bulldozers, steamrollers and other vehicles and moving equipment

Injured employees generally know that workers’ compensation benefits are available after a car accident. However, workers may have additional opportunities for money damages. Third-party claims, which are filed against someone other than an employer or co-worker, can result in higher damage awards than workers’ compensation.

Experienced and Caring Lawyers

The New York construction accident attorneys at The Orlow Firm have been representing injured people in the New York City area since 1981. We have helped thousands of clients obtain the compensation they need after serious accidents. We know that successfully handling a construction site injury case requires more from your attorney than experience and comprehensive legal knowledge.

Your attorney must also work diligently to recover maximum compensation while providing supportive client service. Your attorney must be able to help you deal with the stress of injuries and disruption to your career. At The Orlow Firm, we focus on both legal knowledge and client service, as our significant verdicts and settlements and client testimonials show.

“[The Orlow lawyers] care about the people they represent; you don’t feel like you are just a client. After my surgery, they called me to wish me a prompt recovery.” — A satisfied client

Contact The Orlow Firm

For more information regarding our firm and your rights following a construction site accident, contact The Orlow Firm for experienced personal injury legal representation. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a lawyer, call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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New York Workers’ Compensation Laws

New York City Workers’ Compensation Regulations

People tend not to think about their rights after an on-the-job accident until they have actually been injured. When injuries do occur, pain, worry, time-consuming medical treatment and even prescribed narcotics can make it difficult to have a full understanding of one’s rights.

The experienced New York construction site accident lawyers of The Orlow Firm have effectively helped numerous workers following on-the-job injuries. If you’ve been injured, contact us for a no-charge discussion of your rights. Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online. When you work with us, you will speak with a partner at the firm. We believe you should expect nothing less from the firm you choose for your injury case.

Workers’ Compensation Facts

Here are a few facts about workers’ compensation law that are important to any claim:

  • Workers’ compensation benefits provide for a portion of lost wages, medical expenses and disability compensation for injured workers.
  • Often, seriously injured workers’ claims are denied by administrative law judges (ALJs).
  • Injured workers cannot sue their employer or co-workers following injuries.
  • Workers can sue negligent third parties, including contractors and subcontractors.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident, we can refer you to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer and then handle your third-party claim when circumstances permit.

Why Work With The Orlow Firm?

Our experience and commitment to injured clients’ rights have yielded millions of dollars in compensation, many clients and numerous referrals. Recent testimonials from former clients include:

  • Heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Orlow. You taught me to stand up for my rights …
  • As a former client, I have great admiration for you and your sons for the way they represent clients in the best legal way. Keep up your good work.
  • I thank you for a job well done. You will always be in my heart.

Contact the Orlow Firm Today

Contact The Orlow Firm for experienced legal representation in third-party claims. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact an attorney, call (646) 647-3398 or send us an online message.

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Lost Wages Due to Injuries at Work

Compensation After A Work-Related Injury

Workplace accidents are stressful. On top of the pain and medical care, injured workers often worry about how they will make ends meet while they are unable to work. Fortunately, injured workers can often obtain compensation for their lost wages through workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.

At The Orlow Firm, our New York City personal injury lawyers have extensive experience helping injured workers obtain the compensation they need to recover from serious workplace accidents. We can help all types of injured workers collect lost wages when they have to miss a significant period away from work. When you come to our firm, you will speak directly with a partner at our firm. We think you should expect nothing less.

Accidents Happen To All Types Of Workers

Construction workers may be especially likely to miss work due to accidents. Their jobs are physically challenging even when they are healthy. An injury can easily result in missed time from a construction job. If you have missed work because of a serious construction injury, our law firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for your losses through a construction accident lawsuit.

Although construction sites are particularly dangerous, any worker can become involved in a workplace accident. Sales workers and others who drive for a living may be in motor vehicle accidents. Office workers may sustain back injuries or slip and fall on poorly maintained floors or stairs. Regardless of what kind of job a worker has, he or she may have legal options for lost wages due to job-related accidents.

How The Orlow Firm Can Help

At The Orlow Firm, our law firm can refer you to a qualified workers’ compensation firm if you have lost time at work due to a job-related injury. Through workers’ compensation, you can receive at least partial wage replacement.

We will also investigate your accident for potential third-party claims. Third-party claims may be filed against negligent parties other than your employer, and you can often obtain more money damages than from workers’ compensation alone. Our team will work to show the value of the time you have missed at work as well as time that you may have to miss in the future due to your injuries.

Contact The Orlow Firm

Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us attorneys fees unless we are successful in your claim.

To discuss your case with one of our New York workers compensation attorneys, call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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