Ladder & Scaffolding Accidents
Worksites are dangerous. Whether you’re operating a piece of heavy equipment or working on a roof, there are many ways to get injured at work. Worksite regulations and construction industry regulations put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and by state agencies are meant to protect employees at worksites from serious injuries, including those caused by falls from ladders, roofs or scaffolding.
Your employer must follow these regulations properly at all times. If your employer or the contractor in charge of the worksite has sacrificed your safety for its own efficiency, we can help get you the compensation you deserve.Makeshift Scaffolding, Old Ladders and Other Unsafe Work Equipment
At Marcotte Law Firm, we represent workers, contractors and subcontractors who have been injured on worksites throughout Massachusetts. We have seen how scaffolding injuries can lead to the need for lifelong medical treatment and to the loss of income. We have also seen significant falls lead to fatal worksite accidents.
If you have been injured due to scaffolding or other faulty equipment while on the job, you should reach out to an experienced team of attorneys who knows how to handle workers’ compensation claims and claims against the general contractor.We Have the Experience and Dedication Required to Help You Recover
Our dedicated legal team has over 150 years of combined experience working to help personal injury clients recover compensation for their losses. We understand what is required by worksite and OSHA regulations, and we know how to analyze work sites to determine if those regulations were followed.
We also know which claims to pursue. With a Workers Compensation claim, we work to quickly get you lost wage payments and for your medical bills to get paid. We also evaluate who was working on the job site to see if there was someone other than your employer who was responsible for your fall.
If you have been injured in a worksite accident, we can help.What is Common in the Industry May Not Be What is Required by the Law
In our experience, we have seen that employers often argue that they were following a practice common in their trade. However, what is common is not necessarily what is safe ― or what is legal. Whenever we ask why a certain procedure was followed, an answer of “that’s how it’s always been done” is a red flag. OSHA and other requirements are constantly evolving, and companies on a construction site are required to keep up with the changes.
You may have been injured because of practices or procedures that have been in place for years. However, this common practice may actually violate several regulations. Reach out to one of our lawyers so we can evaluate your situation to determine if you have a valid claim against your employer or the contractor in charge.Contact Our Firm for Your Free Initial Consultation
To schedule a free consultation regarding your scaffolding or other worksite injuries, contact us online. Or you can reach us by calling our Lowell office at (978) 458-1229.