If you have been injured a workplace accident at your construction job, it is reasonable to imagine that you will not know how to proceed next. You probably have many questions and concerns in this time of stress. Questions about paying your medical bills. Questions about meeting your financial obligations while you’re missing work. For answers to these questions and more, reach out to an experienced New York City construction injury attorney about your rights and your options.
A.G. was an example of such an injured construction worker. The accident that led A.G. to sue in court unfortunately took place on Christmas Eve in 2012. In that accident, A.G. fell from a scaffold and suffered injuries when he tripped on a block, fell backward and tumbled all the way to the ground.
Regrettably, scaffold accidents occur far too often. Whether the scaffold is not inspected or maintained properly enough or frequently enough, debris, supplies or equipment is left on the scaffold surface or the scaffold is not equipped with the proper worker safety protections, shortcomings when it comes to the safety of workers using scaffolds can often lead to serious harm for those workers. A.G.’s case was one that involved a scaffold with inadequate safeguards. The injured worker had evidence that his scaffold didn’t have railings, toe boards, cross-bracing or any places where A.G. could tie off his safety harness.