Working on scaffolding can be extremely dangerous. Many people often get hurt working in such high places on construction sites. Or even worse, people die every year in scaffolding accidents. According to the latest government statistics, scaffolding accidents killed 88 people nationwide in 2008. Just recently, a 42-year-old man was killed when he fell 130 feet from scaffolding not properly secured.
What causes such accidents? How can you stay safe? A recent study by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics determined that 72% of workers injured in scaffolding accidents can attribute their injuries either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object. All of these scenarios can be controlled by complying with federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards.
New York State has rigorous laws designed to protect the safety and rights of people working on scaffolding. New York Labor Law 240, which is often called the “scaffolding law,” enables workers who fall from collapsed or poorly maintained scaffolding to recover damages for their injury. The law also protects workers who sustain injuries that occur due to ineffective or improper safety equipment such as harnesses.
Have you been injured in a scaffolding accident in New York State? You may be entitled to compensation. You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve justice. You need the Law Offices of James Morris.
When you choose us, you get experienced attorneys who will vigorously defend your rights and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Don’t let a scaffolding accident ruin your life. Take control. Contact James Morris today. We mean business.
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