Philadelphia Injury Lawyers Provide Personalized Legal Guidance for Employees Injured in Roof and Ladder Falls
Protecting Victims’ Rights for More Than Three Decades
Roofing and construction jobs involving ladders, scaffolding and other equipment are dangerous tasks that require a high level of oversight and safety precautions. When employees and employers fail to follow proper procedure or adhere to regulations, serious injuries and even death can occur. The attorneys of McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC have been helping injury victims and the families of wrongful death victims obtain the compensation they deserve for decades. We have a reputation for winning even the most challenging cases and have obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident to ensure that your case is handled expediently and properly.
Construction Employers are Required to Adhere to Established Safety Guidelines
Construction and roofing work are dangerous professions that require a higher level of awareness and safety precautions on the part of both employers and employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted several provisions designed to protect employees at risk of falling while performing their duties. Specifically, employees that are working or walking on a surface that is six feet or more above a lower level must be protected from falling by
- Personal fall arrest systems or harnesses
- Safety nets
Work surfaces must be inspected by employers to verify that they structurally sound and strong enough to support employees. Employers that fail to adhere to OSHA regulations may be held liable for injuries sustained by employees.
What to do if You Fall While On-The-Job
Fall injuries can be particularly devastating and lead to significant long-term health problems including:
- Broken bones
- Cognitive impairment
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Personal injury cases are governed by strict Statutes of Limitation. In Pennsylvania and Delaware, you must file a claim within two years of the date the injury occurred. Our Philadelphia work injury lawyers have significant experience handling injury claims and take the time to investigate your case, gather information about your medical and health status and develop a strong case designed to place you in the best possible position. We can also guide you through the Workers’ Compensation process to ensure that you receive the lost wages you deserve.
Contact a Respected and Trial-Tested Philadelphia Roof and Ladder Injury Lawyer for Full-Service Legal Representation
At McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, our philosophy is that hard work, attention to detail, creative approaches to trial and the desire to fight for each client are the hallmarks of success. We represent injury victims and their families throughout Southeast Pennsylvania, including Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County as well as throughout the states of Delaware and New Jersey. To discuss your situation with an experienced Philadelphia construction accident lawyer, call us at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 or contact us online. Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located downtown across from City Hall.