New York City Window Washing Accident Attorney

Legal Help for Window Washer Injuries & Scaffolding Accidents

worker washing windows on a building Window washing is not a job for the faint of heart. It takes a great deal of professionalism, dedication, and bravery to scale those heights every day. If you've been injured in an accident as a window washer, or worse, had a loved one die while on the job, call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP immediately. Our firm is proud to serve the men and women who labor under such conditions. For decades, we have successfully fought for victims of work place injury, and our track record reflects that. For a free, no obligation case evaluation, contact us at (212) 986-7353, or use the online form found on this page.

If you've been injured in a window washing accident, don't hesitate to contact us immediately. Your case will rely heavily on conditions and elements found directly after your accident, so it's extremely important that you contact our attorneys in order to help preserve critical pieces of your case. Physical evidence, eyewitness statements, and documentation concerning the details surrounding your accident can dissolve over time. To help make sure that we're able to build the strongest case possible on your behalf, it's imperative that you contact our personal injury attorneys. We've obtained millions of dollars for our personal injury clients, and have the experience necessary to ensure that your rights as an accident victim are never ignored.

In regard to injury cases, the state of New York's statute of limitations only provides a three year window for personal injury suits. Put simply, if you don't act immediately on your injury claim, you may be unable to collect compensation from the at-fault party. The NY on the job injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have a history of representing New York window washers, and will utilize every resource at our disposal to best represent your needs and the needs of your family. However, we can only help if you contact us as soon as you possibly can.

Who Is Responsible For My Window Washing Accident?

Following a recent incident at 1 World Trade Center that left two men hanging on for their lives hundreds of feet above the city, many window washers and similar laborers began asking themselves:

  • If I have a window washing accident, who's really at fault?
  • Was my company-provided equipment in good working order, or was it in need of repair or replacing?
  • Am I really the only one to blame for getting hurt while on the job?

While there are a number of possibilities when it comes to personal injury or wrongful death suits, window washers in particular are covered under a very specific section of New York State Labor Laws:

New York Labor Law § 202: Building managers, owners, lessees, superintendents and other officials must ensure the safety of contractors hired to wash windows at any height along their structure. Washers are required by law to refrain from their duties if the tools provided to wash the windows are not up to code.

New York Labor Law § 204: Similar to Labor Law 202, it is up to the building owner or contractor on the job site to ensure that window washers, or anyone improving the exterior of a commercial building for that matter, are given the necessary scaffolding and safety gear to perform the job. Even if the laborers bring their own gear, whoever has contracted the work is required to provide the proper rigging and gear.

Why Should I Call a NYC Window Washer Injury Lawyer at WRSH?

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have represented laborers from every type of industry, both public and private, throughout New York City for almost 50 years. We know the various defenses that negligent building owners, contractors, and site supervisors have used before, and how to successfully counter these defense strategies. We are dedicated to workers' rights, and promise to work tirelessly in your defense.

While a lawsuit cannot undo injury and other damage done, we can help secure the financial aid and peace of mind you need in order to begin moving on. If you've recently been injured as a window washer or know someone who has, please call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today at (212) 986-7353 to schedule your free appointment.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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