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Bronx Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

Those who build, renovate, and clean the many tall buildings in the Bronx often rely on scaffolding to do their jobs. If you work with scaffolding, you know it is extremely important to exercise caution on the job. One wrong move can lead to a major accident or fatality.

Even when employees are careful, accidents can and do happen for a number of reasons. If you or a loved one were injured in a scaffolding accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Review your case with a lawyer in the Bronx to learn more about your options and where to start the process of filing a claim. A Bronx Scaffolding Law accident lawyer at Shulman & Hill can help you pursue the compensation you may be eligible for.

Bronx Scaffolding Law Accident Cases: Important Information

The importance of being vigilantly aware of your surroundings when working on scaffolding cannot be overstated. According to OSHA, falls from scaffolding claimed the lives of 61 American workers in 2018 alone. Workers who survive such accidents are often left with severe injuries.

The fact that falls from scaffolding tend to have such devastating consequences for those involved is one reason the New York Scaffold Law exists. The law establishes safety standards that property owners, general contractors, and their agents must adhere to when using scaffolding. If these rules are violated, an injured worker can hold the negligent party financially accountable for their losses.

Some critics claim that these safety standards make construction projects in New York more expensive than they need to be. However, the law helps save lives and reduce the likelihood of catastrophic injuries. Therefore, its benefits cannot be underestimated.

Potential Causes of Bronx Scaffolding Accidents

The potential causes of falls from scaffolding in the Bronx are wide-ranging. They include–but are not limited to–the following:

  • Failure to properly maintain or install scaffolding
  • Failure to provide necessary safety equipment
  • Failure to properly communicate safety guidelines
  • Hiring workers not qualified to work in a dangerous environment
  • General miscommunication at a job site

What to Do After a Bronx Scaffolding Accident

Your injuries will likely be relatively severe if you are ever harmed in a Bronx scaffolding accident. Some of these injuries, like head trauma or spinal cord injuries, could have a permanent impact on your quality of life.

You will likely require some degree of medical assistance after an incident with scaffolding, which may be quite expensive. While in some cases only immediate medical attention is needed, others call for long-term treatment, hospitalization, or surgery. This can prevent you from working and earning a paycheck until you recover. Even if it is only temporary, this can worsen your financial situation.

If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, we recommend that you consult with the legal experts at our law firm in the Bronx to discuss your options for pursuing compensation. We can help you navigate the often complex processes that recovering compensation involves.

How a Bronx Scaffolding Law Accident Lawyer Can Help

It is rare for a scaffolding accident to occur outside of work. In New York, if you are injured in an on-the-job accident, you may begin seeking compensation for your losses by filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe the negligence of a property owner or contractor contributed to your accident, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a lawsuit.

If you choose to hire a Bronx scaffolding accident lawyer to represent you, we can help you in the following ways.

Conducting an Investigation

While New York’s laws regarding scaffolding safety may favor workers, there are ways an insurer might attempt to avoid paying what you are entitled to.

Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may argue that you are not entitled to benefits because your accident was not genuinely work-related, or they could suggest that it occurred because you intentionally caused the incident in hopes of a payout.

It is not uncommon for insurers to review claims looking for reasons to undervalue or deny them altogether. You need to provide evidence showing your accident was work-related. The legal professionals at our scaffolding law firm in the Bronx can help by conducting a thorough investigation.

If you are eligible to file a lawsuit against a third party, your attorney can also help gather evidence that proves their negligence or failure to abide by the New York Scaffold Law contributed to your accident.


Working with an insurance company directly can be complicated. An adjuster may try to convince you to settle for an offer that does not represent the full value of your claim. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, and after carefully reviewing your past and estimated future losses, they will fight for a fair settlement that covers the full extent of your injuries.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Our attorneys in the Bronx area have covered a wide variety of cases and have helped win compensation for many injured workers just like yourself. With our past track record of success, we are confident we can help you with your case. We truly understand how damaging injuries can be. While you focus on your health, we will pursue compensation on your behalf.

Our personalized and caring approach has helped us recover millions of dollars for our clients over the years. Learn more about how we can help today by scheduling a free legal consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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