Our team of Long Island scaffold accident lawyers are incredibly skilled in construction injury litigation and can deliver the justice you deserve. If you were injured in a fall from a scaffold or ladder in Long Island, call 888-488-7459 or fill out the form below for a FREE consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation claim.New York Scaffold Law
Given the serious nature of scaffolding and ladder injuries, it is important to maximize your compensation. There are several sources of recovery. First, Sections 240(1) and 241(6) of New York’s Labor Law, commonly referred to as the Scaffold Law, offer protections that are separate and in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. In addition, property owners or other third parties may be liable if their negligence contributed to an accident.
Our law firm understands the importance of seeking workers’ compensation benefits that are appropriate for the severity of scaffolding and ladder injuries. Notably, the legal determination of maximum medical improvement is generally not required until two years after the accident. During that time, we want our clients to receive all the medical treatments and therapies they need. Our stance is often at odds with insurance carriers, who seek the most economical solutions.
If you have a permanent partial or total disability after two years, our law firm will continue to represent you. We can seek schedule loss of use or non-schedule awards on your behalf. We may also seek Social Security Disability benefits, where appropriate. When you come to our law firm, we fight to protect all of your rights.