How to Hold a Property Manager or Property Owner Responsible for Your Scaffold Injuries

Lever & Ecker, PLLC June 16, 2023 Construction Accidents

Falling from a height is one of the most common and most dangerous accidents that can occur to an employee working at a construction site. These injuries are often due to the scaffolding of a building giving way, or an otherwise unsecured scaffold, causing the construction worker to fall. To hold a property manager or property owner accountable for your scaffold injury case, you must be able to prove that they are liable for your injuries and other losses.

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, our New York personal injury lawyers have over 65 years of combined experience representing construction workers as they seek justice after being injured due to a scaffolding accident. Pursuing compensation after suffering scaffolding injuries can be overwhelming, but our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to recovering compensation for your losses.

How to Prove Liability of a Property Manager or Property Owner After a Scaffolding Injury

When a property manager or property owner’s actions lead to a scaffolding accident, the victim, who likely fell from a height, is often left with significant injuries and a long road to recovery. These injuries can result in costly losses and expenses that victims should never have to pay out of their own pockets. That is why it is crucial that you file a personal injury claim if you have been the victim of a scaffolding accident caused by a property manager or property owner. One of the first steps in proving liability in your scaffolding injury claim is to collect the necessary evidence to show that the property manager or property owner’s actions are what led to your accident:

  • Pictures of the dangerous conditions on the property
  • Accident reports to the police or property manager
  • Eyewitness accounts of the dangerous conditions or the accident
  • Surveillance camera footage
  • Legal documents like contracts that outline the responsibilities of the property manager or property owner
  • Correspondence between you, your employer or others and the property manager or property owner about the dangerous conditions on the property, if applicable

In addition to collecting the above evidence, to prove liability in a scaffolding injury claim, you will need to provide evidence of the four elements of negligence in your claim:

  • The property manager or property owner owed you a duty of care
  • The property manager or property owner breached the duty of care owed to you
  • The breach of duty is what caused your scaffolding accident and injury
  • You suffered losses as a result

To establish liability in your scaffolding injury claim, contact a trusted New York lawyer as soon as possible.

Can You Collect Damages From a Scaffolding Injury Claim?

After being injured in a scaffolding accident caused by the actions, or failures to act, of property manager or property owner, you can pursue damages for your losses. The damages you may be eligible to collect include:

  • Pain and suffering (past and future)
  • Lost wages and income (past and future)
  • Medical expenses
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

When you file your claim, the insurance company will likely undervalue your claim and make a “lowball” settlement offer. That is why it is crucial you have representation from skilled personal injury lawyers who can fight for you and obtain maximum compensation for your claim.

Contact an Award-Winning Scaffold Injury Lawyer in New York Today

Our trusted personal injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are dedicated to creating strong scaffolding injury claims to secure the compensation they deserve. We have over 65 years of combined experience working with injury victims in New York and are prepared to go to trial if necessary.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York personal injury lawyers about your scaffolding injury case, call (718) 933-3632 to reach our Bronx office or (914) 288-9191 for our White Plains office. You can also reach us by filling out our contact form.

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