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Scaffold Accident Law Library

The following articles, frequently asked questions, and news articles are provided by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey construction and scaffold accident lawyers. They are for information only. Prior to making any decisions about your case, it is vital to contact an experienced, knowledgeable construction/worksite accident lawyer.


Scaffold Accident Law Articles

  • Two Scaffold Collapse Accidents Injure Workers in Pennsylvania and New York June 2017 – Two scaffold collapse accidents cause work injuries in Pennsylvania and New York. On June 22, a scaffold at a Philadelphia construction site collapsed causing 2 worker injuries. On June 26, a scaffold collapsed at a Queens, NY worksite causing injuries to 6 workers.
  • PA & NJ Workplace Scaffolds & Fall Protection Workplace falls remain one of the most common kinds of work accidents. On construction sites and worksites, one of the main causes of falls is lack of fall protection. Last year, fall protection and scaffold safety violations were among the top 3 most frequently cited OSHA violations. In addition, fall protection and scaffold safety issues ...
  • Construction Site Work Fall Accidents & Scaffolds One of the leading causes of work related injuries is fall accidents at work. Construction site or work site fall accidents are no exception. Fall accidents at construction and work sites usually involve the following: scaffolds, falls from heights, roofs and roof openings, ladders, falls from heavy equipment, and walkway fall accidents. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Occupational Safety and Health ...
  • Why Work Related Scaffold Accidents Occur at PA and NJ Worksites Our PA and NJ work accident lawyers have represented many workers in scaffold accident cases, and over the years, our lawyers have seen scaffold accidents happen for similar reasons. Here are the top two reasons why scaffold accidents occur: 1. Improper construction of the scaffold Whether due to use of defective materials in building the scaffold or failure ...
  • Pennsylvania Work & Construction Site Scaffold Accidents-Compensation Beyond Workers Compensation Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers and employees who are injured in scaffold accidents while at work have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer for medical bills as well as wage loss caused by  temporary, partial or total disability resulting from the accident. Making a workers’ compensation claim should not be done ...
  • Common Claims Made in Scaffold Accident Lawsuits Falls from scaffolds and falls from ladders are two of the most common types of accidents on construction sites or work sites in the U.S. Serious injuries often occur, such as: head injuries, broken bones, spinal injuries, etc. There are many types of scaffolds used in construction: roof bracket scaffolds, top plate scaffolds, aerial lifts, work platforms, pump jack scaffolds, ladder jack ...

Scaffold Accident Law FAQs

  • My brother fell from a scaffold. We’re not sure why he fell. Can he file a lawsuit? The answer depends on what caused him to fall. If it was a defective harness which failed and led to the fall, then a products liability lawsuit may be filed. If the company which erected the scaffold did so negligently, there may be a negligence lawsuit against the scaffold company. Generally, employers are protected from being ...
  • Who can be held liable for a scaffold collapse accident? A: Scaffold collapse accidents generally involve liability of more than one party, such as the scaffold erection company, general contractor in charge of the construction/work site or a subcontractor. In some scaffold collapse situations, there may be a products liability case against the manufacturer of the scaffold piece which failed. For example, in a scaffold ...
  • How do I prove that my work related scaffold accident was due to negligent construction? A: Scaffold accidents commonly occur due to negligent construction, and proving negligence means having the case investigated by a knowledgeable work accident lawyer with experience handling scaffold accident cases. While it is ideal to have the scaffold examined after the accident to determine exactly what caused the accident, in many cases, this is not possible. However, ...
  • I fell off a scaffold that wasn’t constructed correctly. Do I have a case? A: One of the main reasons scaffold accidents occur is failure to construct scaffolds appropriately or failure to have proper fall protection systems in place. Workers who either fall off of a scaffold or get hit with debris and other items falling off of a scaffold may have legal rights beyond workers’ compensation. Click here ...
  • I was injured in a scaffold collapse accident in Pennsylvania. How can I tell if I have a case? A: In any personal injury matter, whether a scaffold accident or a car accident, the laws of Pennsylvania allow an injured party to recover from a person or company whose negligence contributed to the accident. The key is proving that another party’s negligence caused the accident. The only way to prove this is to have ...
  • I fell from a scaffold on a job in Pennsylvania and suffered injuries. Do I have a case? 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’ ...

Scaffold Accident Law Latest News

  • Two Recent Scaffold Accidents in New Jersey It is a miracle that no one suffered any injuries in the two most recent scaffold collapse accidents in New Jersey. In one of the accidents, workers were 200 feet (approximately 20+ stories) above ground. The most recent accident occurred last week, when a scaffold elevator collapsed at a 5 story retail/apartment development in downtown Somerville, ...
  • Pennsylvania Construction Worker Injured in Scaffold Accident Fall Last week, a Pennsylvania construction worker fell 12 feet from a scaffold, suffering serious injuries. He was flown to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. At this point, the details regarding the cause of the accident are unknown. Scaffold accident injuries are very serious, usually because of the height of the fall. In many instances, ...
  • Scaffold Collapses in NYC after Being Hit by Truck Two weeks ago, a scaffold in mid-town NYC collapsed after being struck by a delivery truck. On June 12, 2012, a scaffold set up on West 38th Street collapsed after a delivery truck backed into it. Fortunately no one was injured. However, in these kinds of scaffold accidents, it is rare that there are no ...

About Our Scaffold & Construction Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers come from families of construction workers and care deeply about workplace safety and the rights of all workers. Firm founder, Jeff Laffey, is the proud son of a Philadelphia union carpenter. Firm founder, Brian Kent, comes from a family of iron workers and is a former prosecutor.

Review of Jeff Laffey (Union Carpenter) “Jeff stood by me every step of the way to ensure I was taken care of. He was friendly, understanding, and treated me with respect ..” – Michael

Review Brian Kent (Work Accident Case) “I would like to thank Brian and his staff for making this process as stress-free and painless as they could. I would highly recommend Brian Kent to handle any workplace safety accident case.” – Joe

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a scaffold accident in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York, contact our experienced, highly rated workplace accident and injury lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. 215.399.9255/800.220.7600

Our worksite & construction accident injury attorneys are licensed in PA and NJ. They represent workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. They also work with lawyers nationwide and can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.

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