A: As a worker injured on the job, you would be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under Pennsylvania law. However, there may be additional compensation available to you. A knowledgeable, qualified workplace accident lawyer familiar with scaffold accidents should review the case and advise you on how to proceed. The following is for information only.
Workers’ compensation is not the only type of claim that can be made in a workplace injury case. Many workers are unaware of the right to file a claim against parties whose negligence contributed to the accident. There may be product liability claims or negligence claims against any of the following:
- scaffold manufacturers and companies,
- scaffold contractors,
- general contractors,
- and more.
Scaffold accidents commonly happen due to defective design or failure to provide sufficient warnings. For example, a scaffold company may defectively design a scaffold or fail to provide proper warnings about use and if injury results, the company could be liable.
Scaffold accidents also happen on work sites due to negligence, such as failing to use/provide fall protection or failing to have a competent person at the site.
Having a knowledgeable workplace and scaffold accident lawyer review the case is crucial so that proper investigation is made of all potentially liable parties.
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