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Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer Fights for the Rights and Interests of Workers and Innocent Bystanders Injured in Pittsburgh, PA Scaffolding Accidents

When you look at the construction and renovation projects around Pittsburgh, you are bound to see extensive scaffolding around these buildings under construction or renovation. Although these scaffolding projects normally remain up for weeks and months at a time without incident, they can pose a risk both to the construction workers doing their job up on the scaffolding, as well as to innocent bystanders who may just happen to be passing by a construction site. Workers may end up falling off of scaffolding, or objects can fall off of scaffolding and hit people below, or scaffolding may collapse, trapping and crushing those on the scaffolding and those below. 

A scaffolding accident can lead to serious, life-altering injuries for accident victims. But if you’ve been in a scaffolding accident it can be difficult to know who to look to for compensation for your injuries and damages. The construction company, site owner, scaffolding contractor, or scaffolding materials manufacturer will all try to deflect blame and avoid liability for injuries caused in a scaffolding accident. You need an experienced, dedicated attorney who will work tirelessly to uncover how your scaffolding accident occurred and who may have been at fault, and aggressively pursue the full and fair financial compensation you need and deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a scaffolding accident in Pittsburgh, contact The Law Office of Mark A. Smith today to set up a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your case and to learn more about your legal rights and options for pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.

Types of Injuries Suffered in Scaffolding Accidents in Pittsburgh

Scaffolding accidents in Pittsburgh can injure workers and innocent bystanders in any number of ways, including falls from heights when accident victims slip or trip and fall from scaffolding, falling objects, and crush accidents when scaffolding collapses or gives way and buries victims under the rubble. As a result, scaffolding accidents can lead to any number of injuries, such as:

  • Lacerations; severe lacerations can lead to profuse bleeding that represents a serious medical emergency
  • Broken bones
  • Soft-tissue injuries, including sprains, strains, and tears of muscles tendons, and ligaments
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Neck and back injuries, including herniated or ruptured spinal discs
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis, including temporary paralysis or permanent paralysis like paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Head injuries, including eye injuries and skull and jaw fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries, ranging from minor injuries like mild concussion to major injuries like cognitive impairments or coma

Improper scaffolding can also lead to other types of accident, such as when scaffolding is placed too close to power lines, leading to a risk of electrocution accidents and resulting burn injuries, organ damage, and nerve injury and paralysis.

The Law Office of Mark A. Smith Can Help You Secure the Financial Compensation You Need Following Your Pittsburgh Scaffolding Accident

After you’ve been injured in a scaffolding accident, you may be entitled to compensation from those legally at fault for your accident for the injuries and damages you have suffered, including for:

  • Past and future medical expenses, such as hospital bills, surgery, physical and occupational therapy, prescription medication, medical equipment, long-term personal care, or even home alterations to help accommodate your injuries
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity, if you miss time from work or if your injuries prevent you from returning to your old job and you suffer a reduction in your income as a result
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment or quality of life, such as from disabilities or physical disfigurement caused by your injuries

Pittsburgh scaffolding accident attorney Mark A. Smith is ready to help you and your family pursue every available option for securing the financial compensation you need to get you through your physical and emotional recovery and get your life back to a new normal following your accident. While money can’t undo your accident, it can certainly help you cover the expenses of your recovery and provide some measure of justice. Let The Law Office of Mark A. Smith fight to protect your rights and interest while you focus on your recovery and your family.

Contact Us Today for a Consultation with Our Pittsburgh Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a scaffolding accident in Pittsburgh, let Attorney Mark A. Smith help you understand your legal rights and your options for pursuing compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered in your accident. Contact The Law Office of Mark A. Smith today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to talk about the details of your case and learn more about how Attorney Mark A. Smith can help you and your family secure the financial recovery you need and deserve after suffering life-changing injuries in your scaffolding accident.

Frequently Asked Questions about Scaffolding Accidents in Pittsburgh, PA

FAQ: Who may be liable for my scaffolding accident?

Depending on the circumstances of your scaffolding accident, such as who was responsible for erecting the scaffolding, how the accident occurred, or whether you are a worker on the scaffolding or an innocent passerby, there may be several parties who bear some or all of the liability for your scaffolding accident, including the general contractor for the project where the scaffolding was, the contractor responsible for erecting the scaffolding, the manufacturer of the scaffolding materials, or the owner of the property. An experienced scaffolding accident attorney can review the circumstances of your case to determine the liable parties.

FAQ: How long do I have to bring a scaffolding accident claim in Pittsburgh?

If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit for compensation for your injuries and damages. If you do not file your lawsuit prior to the expiration of this two-year period, the court can permanently dismiss your lawsuit and you can lose out on your rights to seek compensation from those responsible for your accident and injuries.

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