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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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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