Scaffolding and Ladder Accident Injury Lawyers
As a construction worker, every time you step on a ladder or scaffolding on a job site, you are putting your career in someone else's hands. You have to trust that the ground is safe, the ladder meets manufacturing codes or the scaffolding was set up properly by your co-workers or a subcontractor. When you are working high off the ground, there is no room for errors or negligence.
Construction employees and many independent building contractors are covered under workers' compensation insurance in a ladder or scaffolding accident. If you have been injured in a fall from a ladder or scaffolding on a work site, you are eligible to file for workers' comp benefits. If you accept benefits, however, you may not be able to make any additional claim for injury against your employer.
Unfortunately, in many injury cases, the workers' compensation benefits are not sufficient to cover the full extent of injuries and losses. The law also allows you to seek damages from third parties that may be held liable for negligence. These third parties can include the property owner, the equipment manufacturer and subcontractors responsible for setup.
Kansas City's Largest Personal Injury Law Firm
Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is a personal injury litigation firm that is ready to work with your workers' compensation attorney to help you maximize the amount of money you recover for your ladder or scaffolding fall injury.
Since 1984, our Kansas City construction accident attorneys have obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of victims of negligence. We work hard for our reputation as the lawyers injured construction workers turn to for help recovering full and fair money damages in excess of workers' comp benefits.
If you are already working with a lawyer to obtain workers' compensation benefits, we will work together to ensure that you have every opportunity to get the full and fair money damages you are entitled to. We represent injured construction workers and their families in all types of construction site accidents, including:
- Ladder falls and scaffolding accidents
- Crane and conveyor accidents
- Wall and roof collapses
- Power tool, defective equipment accidents
- Subcontractor negligence
From our offices in Independence, Missouri, our lawyers represent injured construction workers throughout Missouri, Kansas and the United States. Contact us online or call 888-353-0491 to arrange a free consultation about your ladder or scaffolding accident.