The construction accident lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy are following a dramatic rescue effort of two window washers by members of the Fire Department of New York. The window washers were working on a scaffold near the top of the Hearst Building in Manhattan when their scaffold buckled, putting them both in grave danger.
Window washing, by its very nature, is a dangerous job. Window Washers are exposed to great dangers every day they go to work. When a window washer is not given a safe place to work, the consequences are tragic. In this case, a scaffold – – a device designed to protect the workers – – appears to have failed. There are specific laws in place to protect New York Window Washers. When these laws are violated, a window washer can suffer serious injury or death.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a window washer accident, you need to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney with a track record of helping window washers. The construction accident attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy have a track record of success in helping injured workers. The experienced personal injury trial lawyers at the firm have experience in helping injured window washers and have a vast amount of experience in handling scaffold related accidents. For instance, a recent case that the construction accident lawyers handled on behalf of an injured window washer resulted in a $2,250,000 settlement.
Block O’Toole & Murphy has a history of verdicts and settlements that shows a willingness to fight and fight hard for their clients. To learn more about the firm, please see the firm website. For a free consultation, please contact the construction accident lawyers at 212.736.5300.