Scaffold and Ladder Accidents

Nearly two-thirds of all construction workers work on scaffolds and almost every worker will use a ladder at some point on the job. With more than 3.5 million construction workers in New York City and across the country, it is easy to see why government statistics show that falls are the leading cause of fatal construction site accidents nationwide. Unfortunately, these types of accidents disproportionately affect members of the Hispanic community.

However, beyond falls – and beyond fatal accidents – a variety of different causes lead thousands of construction workers to suffer serious injuries on scaffolds and ladders each year. At Gorayeb & Associates, we help scaffold and ladder accident victims throughout New York City win the compensation they deserve.

Have You Been Injured in a Scaffold or Ladder Accident in NYC?

Scaffolds and ladders are dangerous. While many construction companies take these pieces of equipment for granted, the reality is that scaffolds and ladders must be properly maintained and used according to safety standards and the recommendations of the manufacturer in order to avoid serious injuries. When companies fail to ensure the safety of scaffolds and ladders, the results can be devastating for workers and their families.

Common Issues Leading to Scaffold Accidents

Some of the most common issues that lead to dangerous scaffold accidents include:

  • Defective scaffolding
  • Exceeding weight loads
  • Excess deflection of scaffold platforms
  • Failure to provide adequate safety equipment
  • Faulty scaffold design
  • Inadequate scaffolding foundations
  • Lack of guard rails
  • Lack of qualified supervision
  • Use of improper materials to construct scaffolding
  • Work areas that are too narrow

Common Issues Leading to Ladder Accidents

Similarly, issues that commonly cause serious injuries in ladder accidents include:

  • Defective ladders (including faulty parts and poor construction)
  • Failure to provide adequate safety equipment
  • Failure to provide a spotter to hold the ladder
  • Ladders that are too short
  • Improperly-secured extension ladders
  • Slippery ladder rungs
  • Use of ladders that are worn and unstable
  • Use of stepladders in unstable locations

Experienced New York Scaffold Accident Lawyers

Attorney Christopher Gorayeb has been representing accident victims in New York City for 30 years, and together the lawyers at Gorayeb & Associates bring hundreds of years of combined legal experience to the table. From product defects to negligence, if someone else is responsible for your injuries or your loved one’s death, we have the expertise and resources necessary to help you win maximum compensation.

Taking on construction companies and major manufacturers requires extensive experience and the commitment to do what it takes to win. At Gorayeb & Associates, Over $1 billion for our clients’ losses. Don’t trust your case – your future – to just anyone. Call Gorayeb & Associates today.

Schedule a Free Consultation at Gorayeb & Associates

If you or a relative has been injured in a scaffold or ladder accident in New York City, contact us to speak with a lawyer about your case. We offer free consultations, and if you choose to hire us, you will only pay if and when we recover financial compensation. To get started with your case today, call toll-free (877) 377-3726, tell us about the accident in the form below or start a Live Chat now.

 

Questions about Scaffold and Ladder Accidents?

Life in New York City can be hazardous to your health. Be it a slip and fall on a city street, a car accident or an injury at work, call Gorayeb & Associates.