Did You Fall While Working on a Construction Site?
At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we handle construction accidents involving falls of all types, including:
- Falls from ladders
- Falls from scaffolding
- Falls from roofs
In most cases, these falls should and could have been prevented. There are steps that employers should have taken to keep the falling accident victim safe. For example, if a roof is of a certain slope or steepness, protective brackets and braces should be used, rails may even be put up in order to stop workers from falling off the edge. Ropes and harnesses and other safety devices exist for the purpose of keeping people safe at heights. There is no excuse for employers not providing the proper equipment and requiring workers to use it.
Since 1981, our lawyers have taken pride in standing up for the rights of construction workers. Our list of verdicts and settlements includes a $1.3 million settlement for a construction worker who injured his back after falling off a scaffold. We also obtained a $44 million verdict for a construction worker injured in a fall, one of the highest verdicts in the state of New York.
New York Laws Protect People Working at Heights
The law is constantly evolving. In New York, it has evolved so that it is extremely protective of people working at heights, including construction workers working on roofs, scaffolds and ladders. In fact, there is a specific law, commonly referred to as the New York Scaffolding Law, which is extremely important in these cases. Our experience means we are familiar with this law and how it works. We will make it work for you, if you or a loved one has been injured in a falling accident on a construction site.
Free Consultation — Manhattan Falls From Scaffolds and Roofs Attorneys
Call our New York City construction site falls attorneys at 212-227-2780 or toll free at 1-800-269-2780. You can also contact us via e-mail. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. We get paid only if you recover money.