Scaffold Accident Lawyers
Scaffolding accidents usually happen because someone didn’t put worker safety first. It may have been an employer who failed to provide safety harnesses to workers. It may have been a contractor who did not properly secure the scaffold to the building.
At Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., in Burlington, New Jersey, our lawyers represent construction workers who are injured in scaffolding and other types of construction accidents. We also represent family members of workers who die in accidents. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Are My Options After A Scaffolding Accident?
Regardless of who was at fault for the accident, you have a right to benefits from workers’ compensation, including free medical care and temporary disability benefits. However, those benefits are limited. If you suffered a serious injury, workers’ compensation may not be enough to keep your family from suffering financial hardship.
You may have options beyond workers’ compensation. While employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for work-related accidents, there are exceptions. For example, if your employer intentionally put you at risk by not providing needed safety equipment, you may have the right to sue your employer. In addition, you may have the right to sue:
- The contractor who installed the scaffolding, if it was not installed correctly
- The manufacturer of the scaffolding, if it was defective
It’s important to contact our lawyers as soon as possible after a construction accident so that we can collect and preserve evidence of negligence. Then, we will help you recover the maximum compensation from all parties who may be responsible.
For More Information About Scaffold Accidents
To discuss your scaffolding accident case with an experienced Burlington workers’ compensation attorney, call 609-589-0649 or complete our contact form. The consultation is free, and we charge no fees unless we win your case.