Helping injured construction workers in Philadelphia
Construction workers who do their jobs high above ground often use scaffolding. There are safety procedures that need to be followed in the construction and use of scaffolding. But construction accidents can happen that cause workers to fall, leaving them seriously hurt. Workers' compensation benefits are supposed to help, but the claims process can be frustrating and difficult.
Many employers and insurance companies focus on keeping workers' compensation payouts as low as possible. In fact, they have a team of lawyers who work towards minimizing benefits for injured workers. That's why injured workers throughout Pennsylvania turn to the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia when they need an aggressive and experienced workers' compensation lawyer.
There are specific regulations for the construction of scaffolding at a work site, designed to keep workers safe. But scaffolding can still collapse. Such accidents may be related to:
- Poor design
- Improper construction
- Failure to adhere to weight limits
- The use of weak or defective materials
- Improper maintenance
- Being struck by a car, truck or heavy equipment
After a scaffolding accident, workers can be left with a wide range of injuries. Minor injuries include sprains and strains, cuts and bruises. Some workers may suffer internal injuries or broken bones. More serious injuries include traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.
Depending on the type and severity of injuries, workers may require surgery and hospitalization. This will likely be followed by physical therapy, medication and follow-up appointments. Some injured workers may need medical equipment and home care. The medical expenses can become overwhelming in a very short time.
We fight for the best outcome of your claim
The workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania is supposed to cover the cost of all necessary medical treatment and provide injured workers with partial wages while they are recovering. Unfortunately, there are a lot of obstacles injured workers face when trying to get workers' compensation benefits.
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law and is familiar with these obstacles. He used to represent insurance companies in workers' compensation claims and knows the tactics used to try to minimize benefits. Now he helps injured workers get the benefits they deserve.
We investigate your accident to find evidence that proves your injuries were caused by a workplace scaffolding accident and that you require certain medical treatment. Attorney Jaffe builds a strong case that employers and insurance companies have to take seriously. In many cases, he is able to negotiate a settlement of your claim that meets your needs.
If you were hurt in a construction site scaffolding accident, learn more about how we can help. To schedule a free consultation, call 866-800-3332 or contact us online.