Our Firm Has Filed Suit in a Construction Accident Case
At Greenberg & Stein, we are dedicated to helping those who have been hurt in accidents that could have been prevented. Many times, the men and women that come to our firm are the victims of construction accidents in New York City. Recently, a plaintiff came to us with a fractured hand which he obtained while at work. The victim was cutting tar paper for a roof that he was repairing. He was working to complete this task while standing on the scaffolding that had been set up for construction purposes. Most scaffolding floors are made up of four separate plans of wood, which are laid side by side to create a stable place to walk. On this particular scaffolding, there were only two planks of wood.
When our client was walking along these planks, which were spaced apart, his foot became wedged and he fell. He tried to break his fall by pushing his arms out, but this caused him to break his hand. We suspect that the plaintiff’s employer is the general contractor on the case. There is no construction permit for the new roof, but the contractor argues that there is a previous permit which they are using. That permit is supposedly expired and was only issued for the partial demolition of the building.
While the job has a number which was issued for the conversion, there is no general contractor listed in connection with the project. The plaintiff’s employer in this case took him to a hospital in uptown Manhattan after the incident, and lied to the hospital staff. He explained that the plaintiff had fallen on the street and broken his hand, while the accident actually happened on the scaffolding. If you have been injured in a construction accident like this one and believe that your employer is to blame for the injury, then talk to Greenberg & Stein today!