Scaffold injuries are often the result of improper use, inadequate training or the absence of safety equipment. This includes body harnesses, anchorage, vertical and horizontal lifelines, personal fall arrest system connectors, synthetic fiber webbing and other vital safety mechanisms.
New York's Scaffold Law
New York Labor Law 240 — often called the scaffold law — provides protection to workers who have been injured while working on or around scaffolding. The law is specifically tailored to favor injured workers: It places the majority of liability of the assembly, use and upkeep of scaffolds on property owners, contractors and all other parties who are responsible for the management of the construction site.
Proven Results In Ladder And Scaffolding Accidents
At Godosky & Gentile, our accomplished attorneys use their well-honed litigation skills to protect the rights of those who have been hurt in a scaffold or ladder fall. Our high-quality legal services and exceptional results have given us a reputation as one of the premier injury law firms in New York.
U.S. News & World Report awarded us a Tier One ranking (the highest level) in its Best Law Firms publication. This is recognition of our firm's dedication to legal excellence and our attorneys' commitment to remaining on the cutting edge of the field of injury law. It also highlights our attorneys' involvement in the legal community, such as one of our partners being an editor for Warren's Negligence in the New York Courts, a leading legal publication.
Our proven strategies and tireless effort have allowed us to obtain results such as:
- A $10 million dollar settlement involving a worker who fell from an elevated platform.
- A $4 million settlement for a construction worker who fell from a scaffold and suffered spinal fractures.
- A $2.6 million settlement for a 44-year-old man who fell from a ladder and had to be hospitalized for three months.
- A $1.3 million settlement for a 40-year-old man who fell from a scaffold and had not been provided proper safety or protective gear.
See our Noteworthy Cases page to learn more about our successful results.
Contact Godosky & Gentile
To arrange a free consultation, contact us online or call 800-538-1768. We do not charge legal fees in fall injury cases unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Our lawyers serve clients in Manhattan, the Bronx and all other boroughs of New York City, and throughout the surrounding regions.