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.
At Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald, our Wilkes-Barre scaffold accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers. As one of the oldest and largest firms in northeast Pennsylvania, we have seen first-hand the devastating injuries suffered in scaffolding accidents, and we understand the full range of recovery options available to injured workers.
If you have been injured at work, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, there is a limit to the amount of compensation you can receive, no matter how high your medical bills and lost wages may be. Luckily, you may have more recovery options available.
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.
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.
Whether you have been injured from falling debris or suffered a high fall yourself, if your accident involved scaffolding, we can help you through the recovery process. With offices in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton, we represent injured construction workers across northeast Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a free and confidential initial consultation.
Richard Russo is the contributing attorney to this content.