Seasoned New York Fall from Height Lawyer
Representing Victims of Catastrophic Falls in the Hudson Valley
Falls are a leading cause of workplace injury and fatalities across the country. In the construction industry–already the most dangerous industry for workers–falls are the single leading cause of workplace deaths. As reported by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a third of all construction fatalities result from falls, including slips and falls as well as falls from scaffolding, ladders, and other elevated surfaces. Despite the catastrophic risks of falls, fall-related hazards represent the lion’s share of OSHA violations reported each year. In 2021, for example, “fall protection” was the single most-cited OSHA violation, while “ladders,” “scaffolding,” and “fall protection training” were third, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
Whether you were injured from a fall at work, at a construction site, at a hotel, in an apartment building, or any other location, if your fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to compensation. A dedicated fall-from-height attorney at Dupée & Monroe, P.C. can help you recover the compensation you and your family are owed. We’ll help you hold building owners, contractors, and other parties liable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Construction Accidents and New York’s Scaffold Law
If you were injured in a fall from height at a construction site in New York, you might have additional protections under the law. New York’s “Scaffold Law” protects construction workers whose accidents were caused by faulty or missing safety features. The law imposes a duty on property owners and general contractors to ensure that proper safety equipment is used and safety measures are enforced while construction workers work at elevated heights. If a worker suffers a height-related injury (typically, a fall or being struck by a falling object) while working at elevation (on a ladder, scaffolding, roof, beam, etc.), the worker can hold the owner and/or contractor liable for their injuries.
The law offers additional protection for construction workers by allowing workers to sue, even if their accident was principally caused by their co-workers or direct employer. Third-party injury lawsuits offer the potential for a much higher recovery than workers’ compensation. Moreover, the worker need not show the building owner or contractor was negligent, or that the worker’s own negligence did not contribute to the accident; it’s sufficient to show that the worker suffered a height-related accident and that the elevated workspace lacked the appropriate safety equipment or infrastructure. Talk to a savvy New York construction fall accident lawyer to discuss your accident and your options for recovery.
Compensation for Fall from Height Injuries
Falling from an elevated location can lead to a number of serious injuries, causing long-lasting, debilitating damage. At Dupée & Monroe, our fall from height accident lawyer will help you and your family recover damages for injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones, including legs, arms, hands, wrists, elbows, and knees
- Skull damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Facial damage, including a broken nose, broken jaw, broken eye sockets, and other injuries
- Loss of vision or loss of hearing
- Wrongful death
Call a Knowledgeable Hudson Valley Fall Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall from a height on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of your injuries and damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call Dupée & Monroe, P.C. as soon as possible to set up a free initial consultation. We are here to represent victims of fall accidents in the Hudson Valley, Goshen, Orange County, New York City, and beyond.