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Workers on construction sites are regularly surrounded by dangerous chemicals and are always at risk for injury. Our country would not be where it is today without the diligent work of construction and scaffolder works. At Lion Injury Law, we appreciate all the hard work you do and believe in your protection.

Unfortunately, construction companies often negate the dangerous elements their workers face daily and fail to protect them adequately in case of an injury. That is why our compassionate attorneys At Lion Injury Law offer free consultations to all scaffolding accident victims in Pennsylvania.

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Should You File A Lawsuit After A Scaffolding Accident?

If you are a scaffolder and have been hurt on a construction site, you are not alone. Data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics share about 60 deaths and 4,500 injuries related to scaffolding occur annually. The amount of pain and suffering related to work injuries endured by blue-collar workers is immeasurable. If you've been hurt in a scaffolding accident, you're probably wondering:

  • How will I afford my medical bills?
  • How long does a scaffold accident lawsuit take?
  • Where can I find a scaffold accident attorney?

The Lion Injury Laws' experienced scaffolding accident attorneys are committed to helping injured victims get the compensation they deserve. If you or someone you love has been hurt or died due to a scaffolding accident, contact us immediately to book your free consultation. We are prepared to help you get the justice you deserve.

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What Are Some of the Common Scaffold Accident Injuries?

Due to the nature of the work, construction workers often rely on scaffolds and ladders to help them work on the sides of structures and above buildings. As a result, scaffolders are known to sustain a variety of significant and life-threatening work injuries, the most frequent of which are:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Nerve Damage
  • Rib Fracture
  • Concussion
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Typically, the cause of these devastating scaffolding accidents is hazardous conditions that cause a construction worker to fall from a scaffolding structure. Consequently, victims of scaffolding accidents often face expensive medical bills, lost wages, and other financial problems.

In America, over 2 million people continue to operate on scaffolds, with roughly 4,500 of those workers suffering bodily harm due to a scaffolding mishap. Even though workers' compensation regulations were designed to help injured employees, victims often face difficulty navigating the claims process. Without the help of an experienced attorney, receiving the financial restitution you deserve can be challenging. That is why we encourage all scaffolding accident victims to enlist the assistance of an experienced scaffolding accident lawyer.

Upholding Scaffold Safety Standards - What are the most common scaffolding injuries? 

Since scaffolders frequently operate under dangerous conditions, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established to safeguard scaffolding workers in the construction sector. OSHA enforces safety rules that all companies must follow to guarantee the health & wellbeing of their scaffolding employees.

The establishment of the OSHA has set the safety standard for all construction companies in America. Consequently, construction companies that choose not to abide by the set safety standards endanger their workers daily. As a result, construction workers suffer serious injuries that could have been preventable if rules and regulations were simply followed. 

A few of the most common scaffolding injuries are caused by the following: 

  • Scaffolding defects 
  • Inadequate access to safety equipment
  • Not maintaining equipment properly
  • Defective equipment 
  • Being struck by a falling object
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Unclear safety regulations

Improper safety measures are a significant contributor to scaffolder accident injuries. Additionally, inadequate scaffolding training also has a significant influence on the number of personal injury-causing scaffolding incidents. Improper training leads to scaffolder’s inability to set up scaffolds with proper safeguards resulting in insecure planking. Without correct support, workers navigating on the scaffold are prone to injury. Other personal injury-causing scaffolding incidents include:

  • Incorrect scaffolding training
  • Electrical wiring issues
  • Roofing accidents
  • Unsupervised work on the scaffold

If you were involved in a scaffolding accident that was caused by a breach of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, your employer might be held liable for your injuries.

Who Can Be Held Responsible For A Scaffold Accident?

There are three elements used when determining who is at fault for the scaffolding accident. 

  • Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability

Filing a personal injury lawsuit can help identify who is responsible for the scaffolding incident and obtain damages and compensation to help pay for:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Workers’ Compensation Rules & Regulations

Workers’ compensation was established to protect both the employer and the employee in construction or scaffolding accidents. Employers are required to offer employees "no-fault" insurance coverage that covers a workplace injury just as long as the employee agrees not to sue the company for further indemnification.

Workers' compensation insurance is meant to cover medical expenditures linked to a work-related scaffolding accident, as well as a portion of the worker's pay to assist them throughout their treatment or recovery process.

Unfortunately, worker's compensation applications are frequently refused or returned as inconclusive. Scaffolding accident claims are frequently denied for several reasons, including the timeliness of the filing, inadequate medical care, or the employer's decision to contest the claim.

Whether you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits or not, you still may be entitled to other types of compensation to assist you after sustaining injuries in a scaffolding accident. Our workers’ compensation attorneys at Lion Injury Law can help you discover your options.

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Many construction workers believe they are not eligible to file a personal injury case against a negligent party because they are receiving workers' compensation through their employer's insurance carrier. However, that is not always the case. If a third party is to blame for your accident, such as a manufacturer, contractor, or property owner, they might be made accountable for your scaffolding injuries.

Call our experienced scaffolding accident lawyers today if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a scaffolding accident. We have the knowledge and resources available to help you file a claim. Our law team can provide you with a free case review and since we operate on a contingency fee basis, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by working with us.

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