Lake & Porter County Ladder Fall Injury Lawyer
Falls from ladders or scaffolding are some of the most common types of work injuries. If you are injured in a ladder or scaffolding accident, you may be entitled to compensation from both workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit.
At Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., in St. John, our Northwest Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys represent construction workers, painters and other workers who are injured in a fall in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options.
Compensation for Injured Workers
If you are injured in a work-related accident, you are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation. Those benefits include medical care and disability benefits for as long as you are unable to work. If you suffer any percentage of permanent injury from the accident, you are also entitled to a lump sum payment. These benefits are paid regardless of fault.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party (someone other than your employer or someone who works for your employer), you may also be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Examples of third parties include subcontractors and vendors.
Examples of third party negligence include:
- A vendor that supplies or installs scaffolding that does not meet OSHA standards
- Ladder jacks that are not covered with nonslip material
- Subcontractors or vendors who fail to supply fall protection such as anchors, tie-offs, safety harnesses and lanyards
For More Information About Scaffolding Accidents
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Lake County and Porter County scaffolding accident lawyers, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.