New Jersey Scaffolding Accident Attorney
Working to Help You Recover from Serious Injury
It is unfortunate that scaffolding accidents occur frequently on a job site. 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.
Construction workers, window washers, roofers, and painters are risk of these falls causing:
If your or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident at work, contact a New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer today at (800) 909-8129 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. Additionally, 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.
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Q:Do I need a workers’ compensation attorney for my injury case?
A:Yes, you need an attorney. If you’re visiting this site, have questions about your rights, and have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to collect money by filing a formal claim with the NJ Workers’ Compensation Courts. Only a NJ licensed lawyer can file a formal claim. If you do not file the formal claim, you will not collect what you are entitled to, and your rights to medical treatment may be affected.
Q:Will I lose my job if I file a formal claim with an attorney?
A:No, it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against them for filing a workers’ compensation claim in NJ. If you are fired for filing a claim, you must speak to a workers’ compensation attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Q:What should I do if I have been injured while working in New Jersey?
A:Notify your employer immediately. Speak with your supervisor or someone else of authority at your work. Notifications do not have to be in writing—however, it may benefit you to have evidence that you notified your employer. If you intend to seek medical treatment for your injuries, this should be requested through your employer as well.