Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers Pursue Maximum Compensation for Workers Injured in Scaffolding Accidents
Holding Employers Responsible When Employees are Injured as a Result of Negligence
As a construction worker, you recognize the inherent risks in the job and expect your employer to take all necessary precautions to protect you. Despite these reasonable expectations, construction workers continue to become severely injured, or lose their lives for simply doing their job, often due to construction falls caused by scaffolding defects. In 2016, 849 construction workers died due to falls, slips or trips. Some of the workers that have showed significant increases in fall accidents include tractor-trailer truck drivers, tree trimmers, pruners, roofers and carpenters. Fall injuries are almost always preventable when employers comply with state and federal safety regulations.
The Philadelphia scaffolding accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC pursue maximum compensation for victims and families whose lives have been forever altered due to a scaffolding accident. Additionally, we fight to make changes to help prevent another family from suffering from the same emotional turmoil that you have endured.
The Majority of Scaffolding Injuries can be tied to Three Main Causes
While every case is different, some of the most common reasons for scaffolding and ladder injuries are:
- Defective scaffolding construction. According to OSHA reports, 72 percent of scaffolding accidents were attributed to the planking or support giving way, an employee slipping or an employee being injured by a falling object. Employers have a duty to protect employees from preventable falls.
- Improper equipment. Accidents can also occur when workers are given equipment that is not appropriate for the particular job or task. Additionally, equipment and safety gear may not be properly maintained, causing it to defect at the time when it matters most.
- Lack of proper safety equipment. Scaffolding accidents can occur because guardrails are not installed, the worker does not have a safety line or netting, or the failure to observe proper safety protocol. Our skilled Philadelphia work injury lawyers determine how the accident happened and identify all responsible parties.
When an employer fails to provide the necessary safety equipment or neglects to maintain equipment in a safe condition, our Philadelphia scaffolding accident lawyers seek the justice and compensation you deserve.
Scaffolding Accidents can Result in Serious and Life-Altering Injuries
Even if a construction worker is fortunate enough to live after a scaffolding accident, the injuries are likely severe and long-lasting. The most common injuries associated with scaffolding accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These injuries may result in significant impairments, sometimes necessitating intensive rehabilitation, resulting in exorbitant medical costs. Our compassionate Philadelphia construction accident lawyers resolve your case quickly and efficiently so you can concentrate on recovery.
If You’ve Been Injured, Experienced Legal Representation Matters
If the liable party is your employer, you will likely seek benefits under your employer’s Workers’ Compensation program. We assist clients in filing a claim for Workers’ Compensation and appealing wrongful denials. Workers’ Compensation can provide you with payment of medical expenses, wage replacement and rehabilitation expenses. In some cases, you are entitled to a lump-sum payment for your injuries. In many construction cases, multiple parties are at fault, including individuals and entities that are not your direct employer. Additional damages may be available through filing a civil lawsuit against such parties.
Contact Our Skilled Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC to Start Your Case Today
For more than three decades, the Philadelphia construction accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC have worked hard to recover maximum compensation for injured victims. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a scaffolding or ladder accident, contact us at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 or online right away. The sooner we get involved, the sooner we investigate the underlying cause of the accident and report any OSHA violations, which can be critical to the success of your case. Schedule a free confidential consultation to meet with one of our seasoned Philadelphia scaffolding accident lawyers at our centrally-located office in downtown Philadelphia near public transit. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania including Delaware County and Chester County as well as in the states of Delaware and New Jersey.