NYC Window Washing Accident Attorney Represents Workers Injured or Killed While Cleaning of The Windows of Buildings
The personal injury attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq., have over a decade of experience handling personal injury claims. Preventable accidents may happen to window washers and workers who clean the exterior surfaces of buildings, who are often required to use scaffolds, ladders, and other types of platforms, which can also present dangers to other workers and the public at large, where they are working. A lot of window washing accidents are due to a contractor’s failure to comply with established safety measures, defective equipment, improper training on the use of equipment and other work site negligence by those overseeing the work. Our Manhattan law firm is proud to have served seriously injured individuals, recovering more than $1,000,000.00 on their behalf.
As you stroll around NYC, widow washers are everywhere, routinely washing the windows inside or outside of tall office buildings and transit hubs. Cleaning of these tall buildings necessarily requires the use of scaffolds, ladders and safety equipment. However, if workers are not properly trained on how to use this equipment, or, if the equipment is not properly maintained, accidents can, and often do, happen. Contractors are “in it for the money,” so to speak, and may cut corners on maintenance of equipment and fail to repair or replace broken or shoddy equipment, such as scaffolding and ladders.
New York Labor Law, abbreviated as NYLL may make a property owner, contractor, subcontractor, or any combination of them, liable for an injury that occurred as a result of a hazardous condition of which they were aware or should have been aware existed. NYLL §240, sometimes referred to as the “scaffolding law,” states that a contractor or property owner, relating to a commercial building, is responsible for providing proper safety devices to protect workers who engage in labors at an elevated position. Furthermore, property owners and, in some cases, general contractors or subcontractors can be held liable for not providing a safe worksite, including safety equipment, and cannot delegate that responsibility away.
If you are a window washer hurt on the jobsite, you owe it to yourself to seek legal representation. Contact the personal injury law firm of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9465 for your free consultation.