Maximizing Compensation for Injured Construction Workers
Falls from scaffolding and scaffolding collapses are among the most common types of construction accidents in Pennsylvania. These cases can be extremely complex, but an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer can not only sort through the complexities, but can help injured workers maximize their financial recovery.
At Friday & Cox LLC, our workers’ compensation lawyers have more than 75 years of combined experience and a record of results that speaks for itself. We have been handling these cases long enough to know exactly where to look to find opportunities to ensure that you get as much compensation as possible. Contact our construction accident attorneys in Erie or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a free consultation.
Opportunity Number One: Workers’ Compensation
In scaffolding accidents, as in all workplace accidents, the first form of compensation that injured workers think of is workers’ compensation. This is a no-fault system, designed to cover injured workers’ medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who caused the construction accident.
We take pride in helping you obtain the full amount of workers’ compensation you are entitled. However, our experience has taught us that this compensation can be limited. It covers your wages and medical costs, but not the pain and suffering you have been through, so it is critical to look for compensation elsewhere.
Opportunity Number Two: A Personal Injury Claim
Was the scaffolding equipment defective? Was the scaffolding assembled improperly by another contractor at the construction site? Could the scaffolding accident have been prevented if the general contractor had provided proper safety gear? If so, we may be able to pursue a personal injury claim that will allow you to get additional compensation above and beyond what is offered through workers’ compensation.
Contact Our Erie, Pennsylvania, Unsafe Scaffold Attorneys
If you or your loved one was injured from unsafe scaffolding equipment, contact our law firm online for help asserting your legal rights. We offer free initial consultations in Erie and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our legal team is ready to meet with you and secure the compensation you are entitled.