Massachusetts Scaffolding Accident Lawyers
Have you been injured in a scaffolding accident? According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 4,500 construction workers suffer serious personal injuries and 50 die as a result of scaffolding accidents every year. The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reports that an average of 88 deaths happened in each of the years spanning 2000-2004 because of scaffolds. In 2007, in Massachusetts alone, 19 workers died after falling, and most of those accidents involved ladders, scaffolds, or girders. In addition to wrongful death, scaffolding accidents can cause severe fractures, head injuries, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, scarring, and disability.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Massachusetts scaffolding accident, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation from your employer, and additional compensation from any third parties who played a role in your injury. At Gilman Law LLP, we have successfully represented Massachusetts scaffolding accident victims for more than 30 years, and understand the devastating toll these types of personal injuries take on victims and their families. With Gilman Law’s experienced team of Massachusetts scaffolding accident lawyers by your side, you stand the best chance of recovering all of the compensation you need to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
Scaffolding Accident Lawsuits
At Gilman Law LLP, we have successfully represented scores of construction workers injured in scaffolding accidents caused by:
- Faulty design that can cause a scaffolding collapse accident
- Faulty wiring
- Weak metal and lumber used when building
- Poor maintenance and failure to perform maintenance
- Falling debris
Worker’s compensation may pay for some of the medical bills and lost earnings you’ve incurred because of a scaffolding accident, but that alone will not adequately compensate you and your family from permanent losses and disability arising from a serious scaffold accident. In addition to helping you with your workers’ compensation claim, the Massachusetts scaffolding accident lawyers at Gilman Law LLP can assist you in filing personal injury lawsuits against other responsible parties, including subcontractors on a job site, or the makers of defective scaffolding or other equipment that caused your accident.
If you were injured in a scaffolding accident, the Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine if a defective ladder was to blame. They will handle all settlement negotiations, and won’t hesitate to take your personal injury lawsuit to trial if necessary. If you or someone you love has been injured in a scaffolding accident, don’t hesitate to call Gilman Law LLP today. Negotiating alone or waiting until an insurance company makes an offer could put your rights in jeopardy, and cost you valuable time and money.
Legal Help for Massachusetts Scaffolding Accident Victims
Like most states, Massachusetts imposes a strict statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, including scaffolding accidents. To increase your odds of obtaining the full compensation the law allows, it’s vital you contact the experienced Massachusetts scaffolding accident lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today. With offices throughout Massachusetts, the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to answer all of your legal questions. Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our scaffolding accident attorneys today.