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Fall Accidents at Work – Legal Info

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


Fall Accidents at Work – Articles

  • OSHA Updates Fall Protection Rules, Effective January 17, 2017 (January 10, 2017) OSHA rule changes, effective January 17, 2017, will target falls in the workplace including working-walking surface hazards and fall protection equipment systems. The changes are designed to increase consistency across industries and prevent an estimated 6,000 work injuries each year.
  • Fall Accidents at Work in NJ & NY – OSHA’s Local Enforcement Program for Region 2 (October 20, 2016) Falls from heights are one of the most common causes of major work accidents in New Jersey and New York (Region 2, OSHA). Get info about the Local Enforcement Program.
  • NJ Workplace Fall Accidents – Man Left Paralyzed After Fall from Platform (January 20, 2016) Top rated NJ work injury lawyer discusses work fall accident that left a worker paralyzed. The man fell after a makeshift platform toppled from a forklift. As a result, the NJ employer was cited by OSHA for violating OSHA regulations.
  • PA Work Injuries & Workers’ Compensation – What are Your Legal Rights After a Roof Fall Accident? (Part 2) (November 16, 2015) Fall Accident Case Result – Our injury lawyers obtained a $12 million recovery for a roofer was critically injured in a work accident when he fell off the roof. PA Workers’ Comp Benefits – Lost Wages PA workers who are injured on the job may be unable to work after an accident due to their injuries. Part ...
  • Work Related Fall Accidents in Parking Lots – Do You Have a Case? (May 4, 2015) Workplace fall accidents are one of the most common causes of work related injuries. Fall accidents in the workplace tend to occur in multiple places, such as bathrooms, stairwells and parking lots. In most workplace fall accident situations, the worker will not sustain any major injuries. However, in some instances, the worker will suffer serious injuries ...
  • Workplace Fall Accidents & Financial Compensation in Pennsylvania (September 12, 2014) Types of Workplace Fall Accidents While the most common type of fall accident is a slip, trip or fall accident, there are other various types of fall accidents: falls from heights (roofs, scaffolds, etc.), falls at the workplace (trip/fall), other fall accidents. Related: The Most Dangerous Work Hazard – Falls from Heights Workplace falls often result in brain injuries, spinal injuries ...
  • The Most Dangerous Work Hazard – Falls from Heights (July 14, 2014) The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a list of the ten most commonly cited workplace safety issues and their corresponding OSHA regulations (i.e., Code of Federal Regulations or CFR). Fall protection is at the top of the list. Related: Top Work Accident Hazards in 2013 & OSHA Regulations Fall protection ...
  • Fall Down Accidents at Work – When to Find a Lawyer (September 24, 2013) Fall down accidents at work, such as a slip and fall accident in a bathroom or a trip and fall accident in a hallway, are quite common. For the majority of people who have fall accidents at work, the injuries will be minor, maybe a sprained wrist or bruised knee. However, in some workplace fall ...
  • Recovery in a Ladder Accident Lawsuit in Pennsylvania (March 20, 2013) A fall from a ladder is just one of the many kinds of workplace fall accidents. Falls from scaffolds and roofs are also common. In addition, ladder accidents and falls do occur at home. For example, a homeowner may rent a ladder from a rental company and have an accident. Whether at home or at ...
  • Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents at Work (Part B) (December 20, 2012) Slip and fall accidents occur nearly every day, especially while at work or on the job. While most folks who have slip and fall accidents at work will never need to even see a doctor, for some, the injuries can be catastrophic and life changing. These kinds of accidents can happen at every kind of ...
  • Common Causes of Trip & Fall Accidents at Work (Part C) (December 20, 2012) Trip and fall accidents account for a high number of on the job work injuries. Whether it’s a slip and fall or a trip and fall situation, the resulting injuries can result in significant time lost from work. For many folks, missing a month of work or even a few weeks of work can wreak ...
  • Common Causes of Work Falls at Pennsylvania & New Jersey Worksites (Part A) (November 21, 2012) Workplace accidents involving slips, trips, and falls can cause devastating injuries, especially falls from heights. Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey laws, workers who are injured in these kinds of accidents may have viable negligence claims against certain parties. For example, maintenance companies and contractors often bear liability for creating a situation in which a person ...
  • Fell at Work, Now What? Steps to Take After a Workplace Fall in Pennsylvania or New Jersey (October 18, 2012) Slip and falls or trip and falls at work are a common occurrence and a common source of back and knee injuries. Herniated disks and tendon tears are very common. Most people who suffer work falls and accidents will not need to make any claim whatsoever. However, for people who do suffer serious injuries, here ...
  • Recovering for Injuries in a Slip and Fall Accident on a Pennsylvania Construction Site (October 6, 2012) Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents on construction sites are a very common type of work related accident. Workers who slip or trip at work may suffer serious, debilitating injuries. For instance, broken bones and head injuries are very common in construction site fall accidents. Below are the types of damages recoverable in a ...
  • Success in a Pennsylvania Workplace & Fall Accident Lawsuit (July 27, 2012) Falls in the workplace are some of the most common kinds of accidents which occur at work. Serious injuries are common, such as spine injuries, broken, fractured bones, and/or head injuries. While workers’ compensation benefits will pay for medical bills, workers’ compensation only provides a portion of lost wages. Recovering Damages in a Pennsylvania Workplace Fall ...
  • Damages Available in a Workplace Fall Accident Case in Pennsylvania or New Jersey (May 10, 2012) Whether at a construction site or a corporate office, workplace fall accidents can result in significant injuries. Construction site falls from heights often result in spine fractures with or without paralysis. Slip and falls or trip and falls in an office setting, especially on hard floors like marble, can result in broken legs and arms. ...
  • How to Find the Best Workplace Fall Accident Lawyer for Your PA or NJ Injury Case (March 31, 2012) To ensure you find the best workplace fall accident lawyer for your Pennsylvania or New Jersey case, be sure to take the following tips into account. Experience is crucial. Make sure your workplace fall lawyer has handled your type of accident before. If not, find a lawyer who has handled at least a dozen workplace injury ...
  • Ladders in Pennsylvania Worksites – OSHA Requirements (March 16, 2012) Falls in the workplace account for significant numbers of deaths and injuries each year in the U.S.  Workplace falls usually involve: ladders, stairways, scaffolds, heights, roofs and roof openings, and walkway or surface area trip and falls or slip and falls. Related: Liability in a Pennsylvania Construction & Worksite Accident Lawsuit In Pennsylvania, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations apply to construction ...

Fall Accidents at Work – FAQs

  • Q: I fell down in the parking lot at work. Can I get compensated for my injuries? Millions Recovered by Our Work Injury Lawyers Workplace fall accidents are very common, and when injuries occur, injured workers are often left in the dark about their legal rights to full compensation. As a general rule, there are two types of claims which may be made after a work injury occurs: a workers’ compensation claim and ...
  • I fell off a ladder. Should I pursue a case? A: The facts of each case are unique. Therefore, a potential case should be discussed with a lawyer before deciding whether to pursue a lawsuit or not. The following answer is for information only. Under tort and negligence principles in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, someone who is physically injured as a result of another person’s negligence ...
  • Who can be held responsible for a ladder accident at work? A: In situations where a defective ladder causes an accident at work, the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey may allow the injured worker to recover for their injuries. Painters, contractors, electrical workers, etc., commonly use ladders while on the job, and under the laws of PA and NJ, there may be claims against different ...
  • I tripped and fell on a work site in New Jersey. What are my rights? A: New Jersey, like most states, prohibits a worker from filing negligence claims against an employer. Instead, as to the employer, the worker is usually limited to filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, there may be additional claims which can be made against other, non-employer parties. Especially on construction sites or work sites, on any given ...
  • I’m a Pennsylvania resident and fell at work. I suffered a fracture. What should I do? A: It is always advisable to speak to a knowledgeable Pennsylvania workplace fall accident lawyer before taking any action. The following answer is for information only. There are three main steps to take after a work related fall accident leads to injury like a fracture. First, the accident and injury should be reported to the employer. ...
  • I fell at work in Philadelphia. Do I need a fall accident lawyer? Answered by a workplace fall accident lawyer: Hands down, work related fall accidents are one of the most common types of work accidents in Pennsylvania. This means there are lots of Philadelphia lawyers who would gladly handle the case. However, work fall accidents often involve two distinct areas of law: fall accident law and workplace accident ...
  • I fell from a ladder at work and don’t know what happened to the ladder. What should I do? By a Philadelphia work accident lawyer A: It is not absolutely necessary to have the ladder to succeed in a ladder accident case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It certainly would be helpful to locate the ladder in order to have it examined by workplace safety or mechanical experts. However, even without it, there may still be enough ...

Fall Accidents at Work – Blogposts

  • Why Do Fall Accidents Happen at Construction Sites? By a “Top” Rated Pennsylvania Work Injury Trial Lawyer Falls are the leading cause of fatalities at construction sites, including PA construction sites. “Top” rated PA work injury trial lawyer explains why fall accidents often happen.
  • Workplace Fall Accidents – Justice for Workers Each day, thousands of workers toil under the harsh and often dangerous conditions of construction sites or industrial workplaces, like factories. Each day, hundreds of workers across the country have accidents at work through no fault of their own. Workplace fall accidents are one of the most common causes of such accidents. Workplace fall accidents, whether ...
  • Workplace Fall Accidents & Injuries Workplace Fall Accidents Often Lead to Significant Injuries Workers who are injured on the job in fall accidents often suffer significant injuries. Sometimes, workers will be completely disabled as a result of the fall accident. Naturally, the financial stress on the family is overwhelming. Between wages and union benefits, disabled workers often find themselves in situations ...
  • Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work For most of us who have fall down accidents when at work, the only injury suffered is an injury to the ego. Fortunately, a simple stumble hardly ever leads to significant injury. However, some workplace falls, like falls down stairs, falls on a hard surface like marble, or falls from heights lead to significant injury. Fractured ...
  • PA & NJ Construction Site Accidents: Slips, Trips & Falls Slips, trips and falls cause a lot of work related accidents. Whether at an office building or on a construction site, fall down accidents can cause serious, career ending injuries. In most cases, people assume that their only recourse is to file a workers’ compensation claim. That is only partially correct, as it applies to ...
  • Pennsylvania Ladder Accident Law – Homeowners & Construction Workers Beware No doubt, this spring, homeowners will be out and about, fixing their homes. Ladder accidents are common for such “do-it-yourself” homeowners. Ladder accidents are also common in the workplace, especially at busy construction sites across the Philadelphia area.  They can cause significant injury or death.  Serious injuries like head injuries and broken or fractured bones ...

Fall Accidents at Work – Latest News

  • Stepladder Recalled Due to Instability Hazard Ladders are used in many industries. Falls from even 5 feet can cause serious injuries. From painting to electrical, workers depend on ladders for their safety. Just this month, a stepladder was recalled due to instability. On December 11, 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of 20,000 stepladders/stepstools imported by Wing Enterprises of ...
  • Worker Falls Through Roof Opening at Store Construction Site in Hollywood Last week, a worker fell approximately 20 feet through a roof opening at the construction site of a future sporting goods store in Hollywood, California. According to Sun Sentinel’s website, the man suffered catastrophic injuries. In many construction site roof fall situations, the injuries are very serious and often include: severe spinal injuries, including fractures, traumatic head and ...
  • Clifton NJ Roofer Falls Through Roof at an Industrial Plant May 11, 2012 Early this week, a roofing contractor fell 40 feet into a vat of acid in north New Jersey. According to northjersey.com, the 40 year old roofer was working on the roof of Swepco Tube LLC, when he fell through the roof into a vat of waist high acid. A co-worker jumped into the ...

About Our Work 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

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