Serious Injuries From Ladder And Scaffolding Accidents
OSHA estimates that 65 percent of construction workers frequently use scaffolding on the job and nearly everyone uses ladders. When that equipment is not in safe condition or not properly positioned, people get hurt.
The Mount Laurel attorneys of Ginsberg & O'Connor can advocate for you if you were injured in a ladder accident or scaffolding accident. We protect your workers’ compensation rights and pursue personal injury claims against third parties if it applies to your case.
Injured on a scaffold or ladder?
We represent construction workers in Burlington County and surrounding counties of New Jersey. Call us at 800-598-3944 for a free consultation.
Scaffold And Ladder Falls Cause Serious Injuries
We have recovered compensation for a wide range of work site accidents, including:
- Scaffolding collapse or ladder collapse
- Falls from scaffolding
- Falls from ladders
- Falls from roofs and other heights
- Slip-and-falls on scaffold planks
- Falling objects from above
The majority of scaffolding falls occur at just 10 to 15 feet off the ground. Even at that height, we know that falls often result in severe injuries or even fatality.
We help you assert your workers’ compensation rights, including medical treatment and lost wages. We work with you to detail the extent of injury, any permanent disability, and pain and suffering, in order to maximize your damages.
Does Third-Party Liability Apply?
In New York state, special laws hold property owners accountable for ladder and scaffold accidents. Here in New Jersey, it is necessary to prove that a third party was negligent. Our lawyers have a successful record in third-party lawsuits in construction accident cases.
We explore claims against building owners, subcontractors, utility companies, manufacturers and other entities who caused or contributed to dangerous conditions. We work with workplace safety experts to demonstrate the negligence. Did the scaffold have proper rails and ropes? Were employees provided with safety harnesses? Was the ladder damaged or defective? Was the scaffolding assembled incorrectly or incompletely? Was the ladder properly leveled and secured?
Get Experienced Legal Representation
Don’t wait to contact our ladder and scaffolding injury lawyers. We can help you file for workers’ compensation and intervene if there are any problems with your claim. Call our Mount Laurel office at 800-598-3944, or contact us online. We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee.