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Scaffolding Accidents

For certain construction projects, scaffolding can prove to be a much safer and more effective type of equipment than traditional ladders. However, numerous errors in how scaffolding is erected, maintained, or utilized can result in devastating accidents. Workers on scaffolding may be injured in cases involving:

  • Defective Scaffolding
  • Failure to Maintain Scaffolding
  • Falling Tools or Debris
  • Falls From Heights
  • Improper Assembly
  • Inadequate Protection
  • Insufficient Training
  • Missing Handrails
  • No Protective Gear
  • Overloaded Scaffolding
  • Scaffolding Collapse
  • Weak Planking

The nature of the injuries that these types of accidents cause depends on the height of the scaffolding. The most extreme heights can result in death or paralysis, but even lesser falls can still cause severe fractures or head, brain, or spinal cord injuries that involve tremendous pain and suffering as well as months of lost wages and medical expenses.

There can be several parties responsible for various aspects of any construction site. A property owner, contractor, or job site supervisor may be considered negligent if an accident involves a labor law violation or was the fault of another worker, but there can also be third parties that could be liable if scaffolding was defective or improperly assembled by a contractor.

A victim’s initial avenue for obtaining compensation is usually through workers’ compensation, but these claims can be denied if there are any minor flaws in the initial paperwork. However, injured workers or the families of employees who were killed in these accidents can also file lawsuits against liable parties. The parties that are responsible will typically have insurance companies ready to challenge any legal claim and seek ways to minimize any compensation paid to victims.

If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in one of these types of incidents, you do not have to navigate this legal process alone. The West Chester scaffolding accident attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices work as a team to recover as much compensation as possible from every negligent party, and we take these cases on a contingency fee basis so you do not have to pay us a dime unless we get you a monetary award.

You can call (610) 719-3190 right now to have our scaffolding accident lawyers review your case and answer all of your questions during a free legal consultation. Our firm serves communities throughout Chester County, Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia County.