Long Island Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

Scaffolding AccidentsLong Island scaffolding accidents are always a danger to construction workers who rely on properly constructed and maintained scaffolding. Scaffolding accidents may occur due to:

  • Scaffolding that is assembled incorrectly
  • Scaffolding that is improperly manufactured
  • Supports that fail or collapse
  • Scaffolding that is broken
  • Inadequate safety training or equipment
  • Slippery surfaces

These conditions may cause scaffolding to collapse, a worker to slip, or an object to fall and possibly hit someone.

Why Accidents Occur

The Occupational safety and Health Act (OSHA) imposes strict standards for the assembly and use of scaffolding. Sometimes shortcuts are made to save time and cut costs. This may result in scaffolding that is in violation of OSHA standards and dangerous to workers.

When New York construction accidents occur, the results can be catastrophic. Workers may suffer broken bones, back and neck injuries, serious head injuries and, in worst cases, death.

Steps to Take

If you or someone in your family was involved in a scaffolding accident, it is important to get immediate medical attention. It is also essential that the accident causes are investigated as soon as possible to preserve evidence and while possible witnesses’ memories are fresh. A reputable construction accident lawyer will ensure that all avenues are investigated to determine who is at fault and will help document all medical and related expenses. Construction sites usually have a number of parties involved—contractors, sub-contractors, property owners—and you may be entitled to collect damages beyond worker’s compensation if another party is involved.

Our lawyers have been handling construction case accidents for more than 20 years. We have helped many satisfied clients collect high settlements and we will work to make sure you collect the maximum compensation you deserve. This may include medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and other expenses that result from the accident.

How Our Construction Site Accident Lawyers Can Help

To find out more about your accident and what we can do for you, contact our lawyers for a free consultation. We’ll sit down with you—no obligation, no fees—to discuss your case, answer any questions and explain what you can expect from the legal process.

Neal A. Goldstein
Goldstein and Bashner
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1778 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554
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Robert Bashner
Goldstein and Bashner
We know you have questions, so Goldstein and Bashner offers a number of free reports and information on this website.
1778 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 874-7303 516-222-0034
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Goldstein & Bashner

1778 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 874-7303 516-222-0034
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Goldstein and Bashner When it comes to the capacity to generate profound upheaval and anguish in the lives of those involved, almost nothing rivals a serious personal injury event stemming from the negligence of others. The physical suffering, financial pressures and family strain that so often result from such circumstances can seem insurmountable unless justice and accountability can be obtained from those responsible.