Falls From Heights


Under New York labor law, property owners and general contractors are responsible for providing a safe workplace. Specifically, Section 240 of the Labor Law protects those who work in elevated working conditions and employees who work beneath such situations.

The Gucciardo Law Firm has extensive experience with claims for work-related falls. Our founding attorney, Charles Gucciardo, has practiced in personal injury law for over 30 years in New York City and on Long Island. We know how to investigate and document workplace falls and related accidents to bring direct lawsuits against owners and contractors.

Injured In A Falling Accident On The Job?

We represent construction workers, bridge maintenance crews, ironworkers and welders, electricians, plumbers, painters, roofers and other employees whose work involves heights. We have successfully applied the protections of Labor Law 240 in a wide range of scenarios, such as:

  • Falls from roofs
  • Falls from beams or framing
  • Falls through holes and stair openings
  • Construction collapse
  • Ladder and scaffolding accidents
  • Hoisted materials
  • Falling tools or debris
  • A worker falling onto a co-worker below

These third-party lawsuits provide monetary damages not available or not fully covered under workers’ compensation, such as future medical care, loss of projected earnings, and pain and suffering.

“Our adversaries know that when we take a case, we are relentlessly committed to our client. We will keep working until we achieve the maximum award possible.” ∼ Charles Gucciardo

We Are Committed To Your Full Compensation

If the owner of the building or the construction contractor failed to provide a safe working environment, we will pursue every dollar available to cover your past and future medical care, your lost income, and compensation for loss of enjoyment of life. We know that serious falls from heights often cause injuries that prevent individuals from returning to these good-paying jobs, which creates great financial and personal hardships.

The Gucciardo Law Firm is a proven and trusted ally to construction workers in the NYC area and Long Island. Call 516-280-7100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation at our offices in Manhattan or Mineola (Nassau County). You can speak with an experienced lawyer 24/7. We can also arrange home or hospital visits if you cannot come to us.

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