Ladder and Scaffolding Construction Accidents
Using ladders or scaffolding can be very dangerous. Most construction workers or industrials workers using such equipment risk falling from great heights on a daily basis. This can cause severe injuries or even death. Such injuries are often caused by either human error or defective equipment.
Employers are required to follow specific state and federal laws to protect workers from such injuries and create a safe work environment. However, sometimes, this is not the case. To prevent such accidents as an employee, it is important to follow equipment guidelines and exercise caution while using such equipment.
When an injury or death is caused by employer negligence or a defective product, the injured worker or their loved ones may be entitled to compensation benefits. If you have been injured while using a ladder or scaffolding on the job, contact the qualified construction lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to get the maximum compensation value for your claim.
Ladder or Scaffolding Accident Injuries
Working in construction is dangerous, and working from high elevation only increases your risk of injury. Getting injured while working with such equipment can cause life-altering injuries or even death.
Ladder or scaffolding accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Bone fractures
- Injuries to the head, beck or spinal cord
- Injuries to the hands or feet
The path to recovery from such injuries is often lengthy and generates expensive medical bills and a loss in wages. In extreme cases, the injured party may not be able to return to work. If you have been injured while using a ladder or scaffolding, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
How to Know If You Are Eligible for Compensation
Not all injured workers are entitled to compensation. If you or somebody you love has been injured or died from a ladder or scaffolding accident, contact The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to learn whether you are entitled to compensation benefits. We will advise you of your rights and help you choose the best course of action.
Contact an Experienced Ladder and Scaffolding Construction Accident Attorney Today
At The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A., our goal is to get you the maximum compensation value for your claim. This compensation includes lost wages, medical expenses, and psychological damage. We will work tirelessly for you and your family to find all liable parties, including employers, manufacturers, and insurance companies. While you focus on recovery, we focus on your case.
To file your claim and get one step closer to compensation, contact that highly qualified construction accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. today.