Given that construction sites are dangerous to begin with, safety is of the utmost importance. If one party acts negligently and does not take the necessary precautions to ensure safety, the repercussions can be very serious and result in life-altering injuries. At Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C., we represent construction workers and individuals who have been injured in scaffolding falls, crane injuries and more. We are one of the top personal injury firms in New York City and have obtained more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Ladders are frequently used at construction sites and can become dangerous instrumentalities if they are not secured correctly.
Construction workers are often called upon to use a ladder for painting, masonry, carpentry, or any other construction related endeavor. Ladders are often times not secured properly and as a result can cause a fall resulting in an injury or death.
Contractors sometimes also provide the wrong equipment for a job. Whether the proper ladder is provided or workers should be provided a scaffold, the laws are designed to protect a worker engaged in a height related task.
Our construction lawyers are well versed in the law of construction site accidents and have handled many cases involving injuries and death resulting from falls on unsecured ladders or due to insufficient equipment being provided. We can help you determine whether you have a case because of injuries sustained at a construction site.