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Faulty Stair Lawyers in NYC

Construction workers are at risk of injury at the workplace. Construction site accidents can cause serious injuries as well. Faulty stairs are a common cause of construction site accidents to workers. New York Labor Law holds developers, general contractors, and property owners liable for the safety of employees on a construction site. Stairways on construction sites are often unfinished, left open to the elements, and rarely maintain the same safety features as permanent stairs in a finished building. 

When a worker is hurt on a construction site stairway or hurt on the stairs of a building under construction, it is imperative that they contact a New York Construction Accident Attorney immediately  to investigate the cause of the injury, and to make a determination on whether or not the faulty stairs are a result of negligence, or failure to abide by proper safety guidelines under New York Law. Falls on construction sites are one of the leading causes of deaths for construction workers and faulty stairs are a significant risk factor.

Causes of Construction Faulty Stair Accidents

Construction workers can be hurt on faulty stairs in numerous ways. Below is a list of some common causes of faulty stair accidents on construction sites:

  • Slip and Fall
  • Trip and Fall
  • Inadequate Stairway Lighting
  • Tripping on Damaged Stairs
  • Debris on Stairway
  • Uneven Stairs
  • Unlevel Stairs
  • Elements Like Snow, Sleet or Rain
  • Improper Maintenance
  • Failure to Follow Building Codes
  • Failure to Follow Construction Safety Guidelines

Injuries Caused by Faulty Stairs on NYC Construction Sites

Falls on faulty stairs can result in significant and life altering injury. Construction workers face various types of injuries from falls. Our attorneys frequently represent construction workers with various injuries from fall accidents, including:

Damages Resulting from Faulty Stair Accidents

New York Labor law sections 240 and 241(6) provide broad relief to those injured on the job or on a construction site. Furthermore, negligence by an employer can result in a personal injury lawsuit where an injured worker can obtain financial compensation for a variety of losses caused by the injury, including the following damages:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Disability
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Workers Compensation

New York City Faulty Stairs Accident Lawyers

The workplace safety lawyers of Pazer Epstein Jaffe Fein & Gozenput, P.C. have successfully litigated faulty stair accident cases in New York City for decades. New York Labor Law can be complex and liability on construction sites can sometimes be hard to determine. Our attorneys have a history of success and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. It is our job to help you recover from injury and to punish employers who have acted negligently and caused your injury. Your courageous decision to file a personal injury claim against your employer will also act as an incentive and motivation to employers everywhere to take worker safety more seriously. We encourage anyone who has suffered a construction accident injury to contact us for a free consultation. You may also always contact us in New York City and Long Island at (212) 847-5007 or (718) 954-9986 respectively.

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