Brooklyn | Bronx | Queens Window Washing Accidents
If you have been injured in a window washer accident, Hecht & Hecht, LLP, can help. We have extensive experience and knowledge of the laws that protect window washers in New York. We will use our knowledge to seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact our office by phone at 212.226.2400 to arrange for your free initial consultation.
Laws Protecting New York City Window Washers
Window washers put their lives at risk every day in order to keep windows on all size buildings clean. It is essential for their health, safety and well-being that their equipment be in working order and property safety precautions be taken.
New York’s Labor Law 202 (along with Labor Law 240) provides protections for window washers and those who wash building exteriors. This law and other laws require property owners to provide a safe environment in which to perform job duties and avoid accidents. This includes providing property safety devices that the contractor is required to use.
Labor Law 202 and other related laws are very specific, and protect the various ways in which commercial window washers can get hurt.
- Elevated distance falls
- Scaffolding not properly equipped
- Scaffolding breaking or previously broken scaffold
- Unsafe scaffold
- Scaffold failure
- Improper maintenance of safety equipment
- Equipment failure
- Improper safety equipment
- Failure to provide proper safety equipment
The injuries commercial window washers suffer are often very serious. Because these accidents involve falls from elevated distances, victims often suffer from a back injury, head injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or broken bones. An unfortunate number of victims suffer fatal injuries. In a fatal window washer accident, our firm may be able to pursue a wrongful death on behalf of the surviving family members and/or loved ones. We work hard to ensure the negligent party is held responsible for the injuries the window washer suffered.
If you are a window washer who has been injured at work, our firm’s attorneys can help you explore your legal options. Labor Law 202, Labor Law 240 and other related laws can impose liability on part of the property owner for people injured while washing windows. If the property owner and possibly others were noncompliant, we will hold them responsible and seek maximum compensation on your behalf. The window washer accident lawyers at our office have successfully represented window washers in the past and are ready to help you.
The Help You Need, When You Need It
Legal problems can often leave a person feeling powerless. Hiring a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney can help you regain control over your life. Contact our office by phone at 212.226.2400 to arrange for your free initial consultation.