Why Hire An Attorney For Work Accidents Involving Ladders And Scaffolds?

Falls from ladders and scaffolding at construction sites happen far more often than they should. As an injured worker, you are likely facing a long and painful recuperation. In the worst cases, you may suffer permanent injury.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, our lawyers represent workers who are injured in construction accidents. Founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge. She knows the law and can help you obtain the full benefits you deserve for a serious injury.

When A Construction Worker Is Injured In A Fall

Regardless of who was at fault, you are entitled to compensation from Pennsylvania workers' compensation. If another person was at fault, you may be entitled to additional compensation through our civil justice system.

While you cannot sue your employer in most cases for work-related injuries, you can sue a third party who was negligent. Examples of third parties include:

  • Contractors who do not work for your employer
  • Premises owners
  • Manufacturers of scaffolding and ladders

Any time you are injured in a construction accident, you should consult with a work accident lawyer as soon as possible. If you wait too long, important evidence you need to prove negligence may be lost.

If you suffer a disability in a fall from a ladder or scaffold that prevents you from working for a year or longer, our lawyers can help you apply for Social Security Disability Income.

Contact One Of Our Ladder And Scaffolding Accident Lawyers

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your ladder or scaffolding injury claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.