Scaffolding accidents are a common occurrence at construction sites. Workers are injured both in falls and by being struck by objects dropped from scaffolds. If you have been injured in an accident involving a scaffold, you may be entitled to compensation beyond Workers’ Compensation.
Workers’ Compensation provides medical and wage replacement benefits if you are injured on the job. These benefits are available regardless of who was at fault. However, Workers’ Compensation benefits are limited and do not cover everything you have lost. For example, it provides no compensation for pain and suffering, which is typically the largest component of a personal injury case.
If your scaffold accident was caused the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to additional compensation by filing a personal injury claim. While your employer is generally protected from being sued by employees for job-related injuries, others who do not work directly for your employer are not. These are known as third-party claims. Examples of third parties who may be negligent in a scaffolding accident case include:
- The company that installed the scaffold
- The manufacturer of the scaffolding
- The property owner
Our scaffolding accident injury attorneys will review your accident case and look for evidence of negligence, such as defective scaffolding, missing safety harnesses, missing safety nets or faulty installation. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to from all sources.
How Can a Pennsylvania Scaffolding Accident Attorney Help?
We realize that every scaffolding accident is unique – just like you. That’s why we take an individualized approach towards every scaffolding accident injury case. This means we take the time to learn all about your case and uncover the facts about your accident.Contact the construction accident attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm. Call 1-800-444-5309 and schedule a free case evaluation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.