Rhode Island Scaffolding Accidents Lawyer
Providence Ladder Falls Attorney
The set-up and use of ladders and scaffolds at construction sites is regulated by state law and OSHA requirements. There are specific regulations that specify height requirements and when scaffolding must be used instead of a ladder. Likewise, roofers are required to use certain kinds of protection in order to minimize the likelihood of an accident or injury. When employers ignore OSHA and other safety requirements, they can be held liable for injuries that occur as a result. At the Law Offices of Richard C. Tallo, I expose negligence on the part of construction companies, roofers, and third parties that involve the improper use of ladders and scaffolding. If necessary, I work with investigators and eyewitness testimony in order to determine what happened and what failures led to my client’s injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a ladder, scaffolding, or roofing accident, contact Providence, Rhode Island construction accident attorney Richard C. Tallo today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Serious Injuries After Falling From a Ladder, Roof, of Scaffold
I recover compensation for roofers and construction workers suffering from the following injuries due to an accident involving scaffolding, ladders, or falls in general:
- Head injuries
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
Understanding Third Party Liability in Construction Accidents
It’s not uncommon for more than one contractor to work at a construction site. If a ladder fall or collapsed scaffolding accident is caused by another contractor working at your job site, you can hold them liable in addition to any workers’ compensation you are eligible to receive. If your injuries result in short- or long-term disability, your workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover all of your costs. As a result, collecting damages from the third party responsible for causing your injuries can ensure you recover most if not all of your losses.
In making sure my clients receive compensation proportional to their injuries, I work closely with medical economists, life-care planners, and vocational trainers in determining costs associated with surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, in-home care, and lost wages.
Contact Rhode Island Ladder Fall Attorney Richard C. Tallo
Safety and OSHA violations are a serious matter that employers are not always happy to admit to. As a result, it’s important to consult an attorney who can begin the process of securing evidence, inspecting a work site, looking at a roof, and collecting eyewitness testimony. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Providence, Rhode Island scaffolding accidents attorney Richard C. Tallo today.