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Brooklyn Scaffolding Accident Law

Constructing, cleaning, and repairing Brooklyn’s many buildings often requires working on scaffolding. While scaffolding is convenient and necessary to work on tall structures, it can also be dangerous. It is crucial that employers and all other relevant parties take reasonable steps to keep workers safe.

Unfortunately, scaffolding accidents happen all too often. If you are a worker in the Brooklyn area and were injured in a scaffolding accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your various losses. At Shulman & Hill, a dedicated Brooklyn scaffolding law attorney can review your case and help you determine how to proceed. Contact us for a free legal consultation.

Brooklyn Scaffolding Law Cases: What You Need to Know

Accidents involving scaffolding can be very serious. According to OSHA, in 2018, 61 workers were killed in scaffolding accidents in the U.S. Those who survive such accidents are typically left with serious injuries.

New York lawmakers recognized the importance of protecting workers when they passed the New York Scaffold Law. This law requires site owners, general contractors, and all others involved in setting up construction sites to adhere to established safety standards. Among other requirements, they must ensure that:

  • A scaffold’s railing is firmly secured so that swaying does not occur.
  • A scaffold is able to support up to four times its maximum load.
  • Safety rails run along the full length of a scaffold.

Brooklyn Scaffolding Law Cases: The Aftermath of an Accident

Accidents involving scaffolding can cause workers to fall from great heights. This can result in:

  • Head trauma, which may cause long-term cognitive difficulties
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries, potentially resulting in paralysis

Most injuries sustained in this type of accident will require medical treatment. Along with the immediate medical care you receive, you might also require long-term care, a treatment plan, prolonged hospitalization, or surgery.

The bills for medical assistance can catch one off guard. Covering your financial losses can become more difficult if your injuries prevent you from returning to work, temporarily or permanently, and ultimately preventing you from earning a paycheck.

You may file a claim to seek compensation for these losses. To optimize your chances of recovering what you may be entitled to, coordinate with a skilled law firm in Brooklyn. Our experienced attorneys at Shulman & Hill have helped clients in a number of New York’s scaffolding law cases.

The Role of a Scaffolding Law Firm in Brooklyn

In most cases, you will likely be able to pursue compensation for your losses by filing a claim for workers’ compensation. This can help cover your medical expenses and time off from work while you recover.

Some injured workers may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit can only be filed if a party other than your direct employer, contributed to your accident. A personal injury lawsuit can help you obtain compensation for pain and suffering and additional losses not covered by workers’ compensation.

A Brooklyn scaffolding law lawyer can help your case in the following key ways:

Conducting an Investigation

Although the law is designed to favor injured parties in these circumstances, an insurer may try to argue that in this particular instance, you are not entitled to compensation.

They may state that the accident which caused your injuries was not genuinely work-related. Workers’ compensation claims in New York are not valid if an accident resulted from an employee intentionally trying to harm themselves (in hopes of an eventual payout) or if it occurred outside of your job responsibilities.

You could face a long legal battle if an insurer strives to find a reason to deny your claim. This is among the most important reasons to seek representation from a Brooklyn scaffolding law attorney from the start. Our experts will thoroughly and carefully investigate your accident to prove your side of the story, as well as collect evidence to support your case.

Determining What You May Be Entitled To

This may be your first time filing a claim after being injured in a Brooklyn scaffolding accident. It can be tough to determine which types of losses you are entitled to compensation for.

Our lawyers in Brooklyn are qualified to review the details of your case, including the full extent of your losses, and will fight to get you the compensation that your unique case deserves.

Handling Administrative Tasks

After a workplace injury, your focus should be on your recovery. Our Brooklyn scaffolding law attorneys can handle such tasks as filing the claim, corresponding with the insurance companies, coordinating with doctors, handling paperwork, and all other administrative tasks. This gives you more time and freedom to rest so that you can quickly get back on your feet.


Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer knows they will have a better chance of convincing you to settle for less than your claim may be worth if you work with them directly and you do not hire an attorney.

Contact our legal team at Shulman & Hill to avoid this. We know how insurance companies can try to protect themselves in these circumstances, and we know how to negotiate effectively on your behalf.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

A proven track record of success is a very important quality to look for when choosing a law firm in Brooklyn. That is exactly what you will find at Shulman & Hill.

Over the years, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our various clients by applying a meticulous and dedicated approach, personalized for every case. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about what we can do for you, call us today at (555) 555-5555 or schedule a free legal consultation.


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

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

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


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