There is nothing more frightening than being involved in a scaffolding accident. Unfortunately, these accidents are among the most common types of construction site accidents, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer from The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about scaffolding accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do scaffolding accidents happen?
Though scaffolding accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, they are usually the rest of negligence. Oftentimes, these accidents are caused by faulty equipment due to negligent product manufacturers/designers, though they also occur when construction supervisors ignore the safety regulations set out by OSHA. In some cases, they can even be caused by unsafe structural conditions that the property owner may be responsible for. In any case, if you are injured in a scaffolding accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance you will qualify for compensation.
What should I do after being injured in a scaffolding accident?
If you are injured in a scaffolding accident, you will have to take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Notify your supervisor of the incident.
- Call the police, as they will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
- Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number.
- Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
- Retain the services of an experienced NYC personal injury attorney who knows how to file third-party claims. Third-party claims essentially allow individuals to sue liable third parties (equipment designers/manufacturers, for example) while not having to sue their employer.
How long will I have to sue for an injury in New York State?
If you are injured in an accident in NYS, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. If the statute of limitations expires, you’ll likely lose your right to sue. This is why it’s so important to hire a competent attorney as soon after your accident as you can. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you are in the right place. Our firm is here to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
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