Scaffold Accidents


New York’s labor law specifically addresses the dangers of working at heights. This includes construction workers and others who are injured falling off of scaffolding or ladders.

Despite these unique protections in the law, you still need an experienced personal injury lawyer who has the proven ability to hold property owners and other parties responsible. The Gucciardo Law Firm represents workers of all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island in civil lawsuits arising from scaffolding accidents and ladder accidents. We consistently achieve noteworthy results for our clients in large part because of our willingness to go to trial in cases where others firms would be prone to settle for a much lesser amount.

Were You Injured At Work On Scaffolding Or A Ladder?

Section 240 of the New York Labor Law, also called Labor Law 240, treats scaffold and ladder falls as a strict liability claim. This is different from other work injuries where employees are limited to workers’ compensation benefits or must prove negligence. Under Labor Law 240, falls from heights, including ladders or scaffolds, are automatically grounds for liability. Workers can sue property owners, and general contractors, as well as subcontractors and other parties, for personal injury damages such as pain and suffering, past and future medical care and loss of past and future projected earnings.

We represent carpenters, electricians, plumbers, roofers, painters, sandblasting crews, window washers and members of all trade unions who are injured by:

  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Falls from scaffolding
  • Falls from ladders
  • Objects falling from overhead scaffolds
  • Erecting or moving scaffolding

“If an attorney stops caring about his clients then he should no longer represent injured clients. After 30-plus years, my focus has remained on servicing my clients to their best interest, and this will never change.” ∼ Charles Gucciardo

We know that these accidents often result in severe and permanent injuries, including back and neck injuries, spinal cord injury, broken bones and head trauma. Our scaffold accident attorneys, led by veteran trial lawyer Charles Gucciardo, identify all liable parties and aggressively pursue compensation. We work closely with clients and families to make sure that compensation reflects their financial losses and lasting impairment. We also make sure that clients receive the full workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled, including settlements or ongoing benefits for permanent disability.

Our Law Firm Is Built On Making A Difference

We represent construction workers throughout the greater NYC area, with convenient office locations in Manhattan and Mineola (Nassau County). For a free consultation, call 516-280-7100 or fill out our online form. If you prefer, we can also arrange to come to your home or hospital. You can speak directly with a lawyer (not an answering service) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Tell Us About Your Case and Get a Free Consultation...

Client Inquiry Form

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Prior results do not a guarantee a similar outcome.


Experienced Trial Attorneys to Recover Your Maximum Award

170 Old Country Rd #609, Mineola, NY 11501