New York Window Washing And Commercial Cleaning Accidents Involving Personal Injuries
As a New York City personal injury attorney, Michael Joseph has represented numerous commercial cleaners and window washers injured in New York City. New York City with its high rise buildings and multi-level commercial buildings sees a higher rate of window washer injuries than Westchester, Long Island and Rockland County. We also see alot of commercial cleaning accidents in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens in the industrial areas, where professional cleaners such as power washers are brought in to do work.
Most window washing accidents are caused by a (i) the ladder slipping, (ii) the flooring or other devices being insufficient to prevent the ladder from sliding, (iii) the lack of a helper to hold the ladder for Plaintiff, (iv) the lack of anchors in the walls for the injured worker to hook into (v) the lack of fall protection including harness or safety lines and (vi) inadequate scaffold systems.
New York’s Labor Law 240 protects New York window washers and commercial cleaners. New York’s Labor Law 240 is violated if a window washer in New York fell because a ladder was not braced, secured and no one else was holding it or if adequate safety devices to prevent the ladder from slipping or to protect the window washer from falling are not provided. If you are injured in New York because of a violation of Labor Law 240, you can sue for pain, suffering and lost wages in addition to receiving workers compensation benefits.
Our New York window washer injury attorneys will provide you with a free consultation and analysis of your case. We have offices in New York City (Manhattan) and Westchester (White Plains). Our New York window washing injury attorneys have extensive experience in representing injured construction workers, window washers and other professional cleaners in Labor Law 240 claims. If you suffered a window washing accident or a personal injury because of a commercial cleaning accident, you need an experienced New York injury attorney, who is familiar with Labor Law 240. Our New York window washing injury attorneys have successfully represented injured workers in New York City including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, as well as Westchester, including White Plains, Yonkers, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, Ossining, Hartsdale, Dobbs Ferry, Port Chester, Rye and Bronxville.