Scaffold Law (LL 240)

Using New York Labor Law § 240 to Secure Compensation

Falls From HeightLabor Law § 240, also called the “Scaffold Law,” requires contractors and owners of construction job sites to protect workers against “gravity-related” risks by ensuring that construction workers are provided with the proper protection on the job. At the heart of Labor Law § 240 is the requirement that adequate safety equipment and other measures be provided so that workers are not imperiled by risks related to falling from heights, or from being hit by falling objects. Labor Law § 240 imposes “strict liability” upon contractors (including both general contractors and sub-contractors) and owners of construction job sites to make absolutely certain that their construction workers in New York City and the Bronx are protected from “gravity-related” injuries such as falls from heights and being hit by falling objects while on the job; this means that owners and contractors cannot point the finger at and blame you, the worker, if we demonstrate that they have violated Labor Law § 240 and caused you injury.

While the concept underlying Labor Law § 240 is simple, experience and attention to detail is critical to successfully securing compensation for your Bronx construction injury under the law. Our team of personal injury lawyers has decades of experience representing construction injury victims investigating and prosecuting these types of claims, and has the knowledge and skill to make sure that the key facts of your case are brought to light so that your claims are successful. The knowledge and experience in the construction injury field that our personal injury attorneys have allows us to efficiently analyze your construction injury case: we speak the language of construction injury cases, and will bring our experience to bear upon defendants if we take your case.

Our team of personal injury lawyers has inimitable experience representing victims of construction injuries in cases involving falls from all sorts of scaffolds, including: Arial Scaffolds, Boatswains Chair Scaffolds, Bracket Scaffolds, Square Scaffolds, Form Scaffolds, Horse Scaffolds, Chicken Scaffolds, Hung Scaffolds, Mobile Scaffolds, Ladder Jack Scaffolds, Suspended Scaffolds, Needle Beam Scaffolds, Outrigger Scaffolds, Pump Jack Scaffolds, Catenary Scaffolds, Tube and Coupler Scaffolds, Swinging Scaffolds, and Window Jack Scaffolds. We also have a long history of securing just compensation for victims of construction injuries hurt by crane accidents, falling equipment and other gravity-related hazards on construction sites.

Client Testimonials
When I got hurt after falling on a scaffold on a construction site, I could not work in construction anymore and did not know how I could support my family. I turned to Jesse Minc and I am very happy that I met him. He also discusses my case in Spanish with me when I want to, and that always made me feel comfortable. I believe that he is the best lawyer in New York City and I would recommend him to anybody who is injured. Hector Vargas, Bronx, New York
After I was very badly hurt in a construction accident and could not work anymore, I turned to Jesse Minc. I have had a lot of lawyers over the years, but he is the best I ever had. Because I was a member of Local 6A Concrete Workers Union, I lost a lot of benefits, my pension and income when I got hurt and he made sure I understood how I could recover what I had lost. He and his team have been a Godsend to me and my family, and I am so glad that I chose him to represent us. Luke Rosa, Bronx, New York
My experience with Jesse Minc's firm was very rewarding. I personally dealt with Jesse Minc, who was a class act as my lawyer. He was always on call with any questions or help I needed in the process of my lawsuit. Jesse recovered a high six figure sum for a slip and fall accident I endured. He got the case settled in a reasonable time. If you are in need of lawyers for a lawsuit in New York City I highly recommend Jesse Minc's firm, they got me a very high settlement and were there for me personally every step of the way. Thanks to all the lawyers and staff. Salvador Ruiz, Brooklyn, New York
When I got hurt on a construction site and could not work anymore, one of my brothers from the Concrete Workers Local 6A union recommended Jesse Minc to be my lawyer and I am very happy I picked him to represent me. He really does have the human touch that a lot of lawyers lack. I would recommend Jesse Minc to anyone injured in a construction accident because he will fight to the end of the earth for his clients. Joseph Toro, Bronx, New York