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Know Your Rights After a Ladder Fall at Work

If you have been injured in a ladder fall on a New York construction site, you do have rights. To best understand those rights, though, you do not want to rely on an employer or your employer’s insurer. They are there to protect themselves and their bottom lines.

Instead, turn to us, the law firm of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC. We put decades of experience to work on your behalf in order to protect your rights after you have been injured.

Call (212) 742-0476 as soon as possible. Your rights are time-sensitive. We can help you understand what your rights are, what your legal deadlines are, and how to exercise your rights effectively in the time allowed to you under the law.

New York Laws Protect Workers Who Fall From Ladders

New York state labor laws protect those who build, repair, restore and modernize the buildings, roads, homes, schools, hospitals and general infrastructure of the state. These laws also provide important rights and protection for those who work at elevated heights.

At the law firm of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, we have an in-depth understanding of the New York labor laws as well as detailed knowledge of how they apply in ladder falls and other accidents involving elevated heights. Our ladder injury lawyers are aggressive litigators who are committed to seeking justice on behalf of construction site injury victims in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and all other boroughs.

Insufficient Training, Material Defects And Other Causes Of Accidents

According to a ladder accident study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority of accident victims (66 percent) never received training on how to properly inspect ladders for defects prior to use.

Other issues contributing to the accidents were:

  • Failure to secure the top of the ladder
  • Ladders that broke during use
  • Failure to secure ladders that are not self-supporting
  • Failure to extend the top of the ladder at least three feet above the level of the landing
  • Defects in manufacturing
  • Rungs or steps that were not uniformly spaced

To find out if any of these facts or others exist in your case, we will conduct our own thorough investigation of your accident. We do not just rely on what the employer or the insurer tells us. Our only loyalty is to you and no one else.

Our Experience Can Make the Difference for You

You can depend confidently on our experienced judgment in these situations. We know how to deal with contractors and the other players in the construction industry. We also know how they operate when it comes to injury cases.

For that reason, you should call us as soon as possible. Let us deal with the insurance adjusters and any other parties who say they are there to help you when they are really there to help themselves.

Call for a No-Cost, No-Obligation Consultation

Please contact Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, today for a free consultation with absolutely no obligations. Call our New York City construction site attorneys at (212) 742-0476 or send us an email. Because we only charge contingency fees, you pay no out-of-pocket costs, and we only get paid when we recover compensation for you.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured
  • Slip & Fall $11 Million

    A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to plat the instrument.

  • Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million

    Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back.

  • Bus Accident $2.1 Million

    A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2 Million

    Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.

  • Car Accident $1.7 Million

    Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.

  • Truck Accident $1.5 Million

    Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off.

  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery.

  • Slip & Fall $1.2 Million

    Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back.

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Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • “For any questions or concerns I had, I could reach out to him anytime. Although Ian was my attorney, everyone in the office kind, generous and friendly to me, like I've known them for years.”

    - Shanee B.
  • “Had an excellent all-around experience! They really cared about my well being from beginning to end. Always available and I would highly recommend them.”

    - Peter M.
  • “Ian & Jason, along with their staff, work tirelessly to ensure you will receive maximum compensation for your injury! They take care of everything from A-Z making the whole process as seamless as possible!”

    - Natanel B.
  • “Best law firm in the state of New York with an awesome staff.”

    - Phil S.
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Why Hire Paris & Chaikin, PLLC?

Your Recovery is Our Priority
  • Concierge-Level Service

    Our commitment to taking care of our clients is unrivalled. We even offer a luxury car service to take clients to and from our office.

  • Maximum Recovery

    Our legal team not only strives for victory, but also takes every conceivable step to maximize your recovery in the process.

  • Access to Experts

    We hire the best in the field and work with top experts, specialists and investigators to fight for the recovery that you deserve. 

  • Individualized Legal Care

    We are committed to providing you with undivided attention & to tailoring our approach to the needs of your case.

  • Client-Centered Approach

    For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping you get the justice that you deserve.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our fearless attorneys are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. 

Meet Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are fearless advocates who aren't afraid to battle the insurance companies to recover the compensation you deserve.