Protecting Window Washers in the Bronx
Every year in New York City, window washers and window installers are injured and killed because of accidents that could have been prevented. Despite the fact that the state has specific laws in place to protect window washers, these accidents still occur. If you are injured on the job, a window washing injury lawyer in the Bronx can help.
Some of the laws in place to protect window washers and installers require owners and contractors to provide workers with:
When these safety measures are ignored, or the equipment malfunctions and a worker is injured or killed, the property owner and/or general contractor can be held accountable under “strict liability” law. This means they may be held liable for compensatory damages paid to the injured person, even if some negligence was exhibited by the worker.
The monetary award from the personal injury claim can be used to pay for:
- Any medical bills and expenses
- Lost wages because of the injury
- Future lost wages until the time of retirement
- Pain and suffering
If you or a loved one is injured washing windows because of the negligence of the building owner or contractor, contact a Bronx attorney for window washing accidents. Call the Shapiro Law Offices today for a free consultation.