Our Brooklyn and Bronx Accident Attorneys Help Victims of Ladder and Scaffolding Mishaps Get the Just Compensation They Deserve

photo of injured construction workerEstimates put the number of construction accidents in the United States at around 150,000 each year. When a construction company fails to follow safety protocols, workers are put at risk of falling from a ladder or scaffold, and both workers and passersby are put at risk of being struck by a falling object. At the Law Office of Steven Wildstein, P.C., we care about promoting safety in the construction industry and believe victims of ladder and scaffolding accidents deserve to be justly compensated for their pain and suffering. Bronx and Brooklyn accident lawyer Steven Wildstein has been fighting for New York personal injury victims for 30 years, standing up to unsafe construction companies and their insurance representatives and lawyers. To learn how our experienced trial attorneys will work to protect your rights, contact the Law Office of Steven Wildstein, P.C. today.

Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents Are Dangerous

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), fatal occupational injuries in 2010 included:

  • 129 deaths from ladder falls
  • 44 deaths from scaffolding falls
  • 263 deaths from being struck by falling objects or equipment

Ladder and scaffolding accidents can result in serious injuries to one’s head, neck, back, arms or legs. Your recovery is important to us, so we’ll send our investigators to your home or hospital.

Preventing Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents

Construction safety protects both workers and anyone who happens to pass by a construction site. When using scaffolds and ladders, OSHA recommends:

  • Following scaffold manufacturers’ construction guidelines
  • Utilizing personal fall arrest systems
  • Providing safe access to scaffolding
  • Securing ladder side rails to a rigid support at the top
  • Observing ladder weight specifications
  • Inspecting ladders before each use for cracks or broken parts
  • Using OSHA-compliant ladders
  • Using toe boards, screens, guard rails, debris nets, catch platforms or canopies
  • Securing tools or materials to prevent them from falling
  • Using barricades and warning signs in hazard areas

If you fell from a ladder or scaffold or were struck by an object that dropped from one, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries — a qualified Brooklyn and Bronx accident attorney from our firm can help you obtain a fair settlement.

We Will Fight to Get You Justice

At the Law Office of Steven Wildstein, P.C., we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if you receive an unfair settlement offer for your construction site accident. Whether you were injured while working on or under a ladder or scaffolding, or because a negligent worker caused an object to fall on your head as you passed by a construction site, we will fight to obtain just compensation for your injuries. To learn more about how we can help, contact the Law Office of Steven Wildstein, P.C. today.

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