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In This Article
- Your Rights as a New York Window Washer
- Safety in window cleaning
- How Friedman & Simon L.L.P. Helps Window Washing Accident Victims
- Recoverable Damages for Window Washing Accidents
- The New York Statute of Limitations
- Common Causes of Window Washing Accidents
- Unsure How to Proceed With Your Window Washing Injury Case?
Your Rights as a New York Window Washer
You have the right to work in a safe environment. The New York Labor Law has a section specifically written to preserve the safety of the public and individuals cleaning windows.
New York Labor Law Section 202
Section 202 of the New York Labor Law requires that the owner, lessee, agent, manager and involved contractor of every public building provide safe means for the cleaning of windows.
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Safety in window cleaning
These safety standards include:
- Maintaining and providing safety equipment
- Adhering to building requirements, such as having proper structural features and anchors
- Using authorized methods of cleaning
- Repairing defective equipment or parts
New York Labor Law Section 240
Section 240 of the New York Labor Law (the “Scaffold Law”) also protects window washers. Such workers can take legal action if injured in elevation related accidents, including falls from scaffolding and ladders.
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How Friedman & Simon L.L.P. Helps Window Washing Accident Victims
Friedman & Simon L.L.P. serves window washing accident and construction accident victims in several ways. Let our team handle the legal process for you while you focus on healing. Below are just a few examples of how our firm can serve you.
We Fight for Your Compensation
Our legal team fights for the compensation you deserve. You may be eligible to recover compensation for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, medical bills, loss of income, and more.
We Identify All Liable Parties
New York State laws and regulations state that window washing employees must have safe work conditions and proper equipment.
While those laws are clear, identifying the responsible parties may not be. Our team will determine all the potentially liable parties in your case, which may include building owners, general contractors, subcontractors, or other parties
We Collect Evidence
Our legal team will collect evidence so that we may present the strongest case possible on your behalf. In most cases this includes photographs, video footage, witness statements, accident reports, inspection reports, faulty equipment and other sources of information.
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Recoverable Damages for Window Washing Accidents
If you suffered injuries from a window washing accident, you are eligible to receive compensation for several types of physical, emotional, and economic damages which may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Reduced earning capacity
- Accommodations made to the home
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The New York Statute of Limitations
Section 214 of the New York’s Civil Practice Law & Rules states there is a time limit to file a lawsuit for personal injuries. Our legal team can take care of filing the legal documents so that you can focus on healing.
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Common Causes of Window Washing Accidents
Window washing accidents are serious and may result in death or permanent injuries. Serious and catastrophic injuries can happen through absolutely no fault of your own.
The following are common causes of window washing accidents:
- Failure to provide properly placed and secured ladders and scaffolds
- Defective safety harnesses
- Snapped cables
- Failure to provide proper harnesses, safety ropes, safety belts, or other devices
- Failure to meet structural specifications
- Failure to provide anchorages, tiebacks, and other equipment
- Exceeding equipment weight limits
- Failure to inspect, maintain, or replace faulty equipment
- Cleaning windows in unsafe weather conditions, such as storms or excessive wind
Window washing accidents associated with the above-listed causes may lead, tragically, to death or to severe injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Loss of limbs
If you suffered injuries or a loved one passed away because of a window washing accident in New York, Friedman & Simon L.L.P. will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Unsure How to Proceed With Your Window Washing Injury Case?
Are you unsure of your rights as an injured window washer? Are you afraid your injuries will affect your ability to earn a living? Our firm can help.
Do not wait any longer to seek legal counsel. Our legal team can guide you through the process and fight for your right to compensation.
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