New Jersey Workers' Compensation Attorney
It is unfortunate that scaffolding accidents occur frequently on a
jobsite. Not only have injuries proven to be catastrophic in some instances, but
numerous fatalities have occurred in recent years as a result of falls
from scaffolding. The cause of these accidents is often due to the planking
giving way or the structure not being put together properly, resulting
in collapse. Accidents can also occur from a
falling object or from the scaffolding being disturbed and thrown about by wind or other
equipment, resulting in impacts to the workers or falls.
Many types of work related occupations employ scaffolding in the workplace,
such as construction sites, window washers, roofers and painters. A scaffolding
accident can result in a
traumatic brain injury,
spinal cord injury or
paralysis which may result in permanent disability. If your or a loved one has been
injured in a scaffolding accident at work, contact a New Jersey workers'
compensation lawyer to discuss your legal options.
Compensation for Scaffolding Accident Victims
New Jersey law provides that your medical bills are paid by your employer's
workers compensation insurance company and you are entitled to receive
a portion of your wages, when injured at work and unable to continue working.
Our firm will pursue all available
benefits on your behalf, including the medical treatment you need in order to fully recover.
Our attorneys from The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. have
extensive skill and knowledge in the law relating to workers' compensation
and can advise you regarding not only benefits, but possibly pursuing
a third party claim. This would be applicable if your accident was caused
by another party other than your employer, who was negligent in the maintenance,
construction or use of the scaffolding.
Let us help you make a sound decision on maximizing the potential
settlement for your work-related accident claim. If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident
contact a workers' compensation lawyer in New Jersey today.