One of the most dangerous elements about working on a construction site is that much of the work takes place far above ground.
As a house or commercial building goes up, construction workers use scaffolding to go up with it. While scaffolding is relatively quick and easy to assemble, it can also cause serious safety problems, especially when workers are more concerned with assembling scaffolding quickly than they are with safety.
From roofing on residential homes to window installations on multi-story office buildings, construction workers are at serious risk when something goes wrong. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a falling accident at work, you want an experienced lawyer to help you through the recovery process.
A serious fall accident at work can result in life-altering injuries. We are here to help you through the entire recovery process and make sure you have access to full compensation.
Our attorneys have seen first-hand the serious injuries suffered in worker falls, and we understand that time is of the essence when your health is on the line. While all injured workers are entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation, the reality is that workers’ comp does not always full cover lost wages and medical expenses.
As your lawyers, it is our job to help you explore your full range of recovery options. Handling both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, we will make sure you are taken care of properly after your scaffold accident.
If you have been injured in a fall from height at work, you may be eligible to make an additional personal injury claim as well. Personal injury claims cannot be filed against an employer or a co-worker, but if a third party is responsible for the conditions that led to your accident you can file a separate personal injury claim against them. From faulty equipment to negligent subcontractors, there are a lot of possible causes for falling accidents on construction sites.
You do not have to be at work to suffer a serious fall from heights. Our firm is dedicated to protecting all personal injury victims, not just workers. If you or someone you love has been injured in a non-work related fall from heights, we can conduct a thorough investigation to determine liability and make sure your rights are protected.
When someone besides your employer or a co-worker is responsible for the conditions that led to your accident, you can file an additional personal injury claim for benefits above and beyond workers’ compensation. If another contractor set up the scaffolding, you may have a claim against them. If there is a scaffold defect, you can file a product liability suit against the negligent manufacturer.