New York City Scaffolding Accident Lawyers

Lawyers in New York City Representing Construction Workers Injured by Scaffolding

Scaffolding accidents in NYC and other construction accidents can lead to serious and fatal injuries. Despite complex regulations and industry standards intended to protect workers from the dangers of scaffolds, many individuals and families continue to suffer the devastation of scaffolding injuries and death.

If a loved one has been injured or killed in a scaffolding accident, you may be entitled to recover significant compensation under state and federal regulations related to construction site safety and operations. The Orlow Firm is a team of NYC construction accident attorneys experienced in recovering maximum compensation for the families and victims of construction accidents.

During more than 30 years of service, our attorneys have handled thousands of cases, but we understand that each one is different. To learn how we can help you, call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online. We serve injured clients in Queens, Brooklyn, New York City and Manhattan and throughout New York.

About Scaffolding Accidents

Scaffolds are common dangers in the construction industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 2.3 million construction workers — 65 percent of the construction industry — work on scaffolds frequently. About 4,500 people are injured and 50 people die in scaffold accidents every year.

Scaffolding accidents may happen due to:

  • Slips and falls by workers
  • Falling objects that hit workers
  • Plankings or supports that give way
  • Other issues with defective maintenance, construction or manufacturing of scaffolding

Using evidence, experts, legal knowledge and strategy, our NYC scaffold accident attorneys are able to advocate for your family to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We will work hard to ensure that you recover damages from all negligent parties, including third parties such as building owners, subcontractors or scaffold manufacturers. We will ensure that the spirit and the letter of Labor Law 240 (the “Scaffolding Law”) is used to your advantage as it applies in your case. To learn more, visit our construction accidents practice center.

Workers’ Compensation and Construction Accident Recovery

Even if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may be eligible for additional damages if a third party (someone other than your employer or a co-worker) caused your injuries. Examples of third parties include scaffolding manufacturers, a subcontractor who erected the scaffold or a landlord. Settlements and verdicts awarded to victims of scaffold accidents caused by third-party negligence are typically much greater than workers’ compensation awards.

Contact The Orlow Firm Scaffolding Injury Lawyers

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.

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 Our NYC Scaffolding Lawyers

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident, let our New York City construction accident attorneys at The Orlow Firm show you how we treat our clients. You will always work with a named partner. You should expect nothing less of an attorney handling your construction injury case. Our cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that you will pay no attorney fees until we obtain compensation for you. Se habla español.

Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.