New York Section 240 Attorneys
Serving the Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie Areas
Section 240 of the New York Labor Law is often referred to by construction professionals as the Scaffold Law. The section was specifically created by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health to regulate safety protections related to setting up and maintaining scaffolds, ladders and platforms for builders working at elevated levels on a construction site. The special law code addresses the severity of the injuries typically suffered in a fall from heights, one of the most common types of accidents on a construction site.
Scaffolds are required to provide a safe work surface
Under specific Section 240 New York Labor Law regulations, scaffolds must include proper and non-defective devices, such as guardrails and safety harnesses, to provide reasonable protections from falls, scaffold collapses and other dangers inherent in working at heights.
If you are a construction worker who has suffered a fall injury from a scaffold, ladder, roof or wall, talk to an attorney at Stenger, Diamond & Glass LLP, right away. Project owners and general contractors and possibly your employer may be held liable for compensation under Section 240 New York Labor Law codes. You may be entitled to seek money over-and-above the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to for your injuries.
We are a prominent construction site injury law firm representing injured construction workers in communities throughout the Hudson Valley. We have extensive experience in construction injury and wrongful death claims resulting from:
- Scaffold Falls, falls from ladders and platforms
- Falls from roofs and walls
- Walls, roof and trench collapses
- Construction vehicle injuries
- Explosions, burns, electrical shock
- Falling equipment and material
Investigating a Section 240 claim requires extensive knowledge of New York workers’ compensation and workplace safety laws. Our attorneys work with independent specialists to reconstruct the accident and gather evidence to determine the appropriate liability for your accident.
Free Phone Consultation · Contingency Fees
Our workplace injury litigation team is ready to help you fight to recover maximum compensation for your losses. We represent injured construction workers on a contingency-fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover money damages in a settlement or trial verdict. You will work directly with your lawyer, while confident in the knowledge that your attorney can count on the support and knowledge of a team of experienced trial lawyers.