Construction/Scaffolding Accidents

Construction and scaffolding accident lawyer Philip Monier has represented bystanders and workers seriously injured as a result of unsafe practices at construction sites and wherever ladders or scaffolding is used to perform repair or maintenance work.  Construction sites can become hazardous to workers and non-workers alike, capable of causing catastrophic injuries, because of lack of proper supervision and safety protocols, defective or missing tools or equipment, defective or missing safety equipment, improperly erected scaffolding or sidewalk sheds, improperly braced trenches, crane accidents, and other dangerous conditions.

When a worker is injured, even when a worker has made a worker’s compensation claim which generally precludes a lawsuit against an employer, a lawsuit may be brought against other responsible parties.  Other responsible parties may include:

  • The owner of the property
  • The general contractor
  • Other subcontractors


Almost all owners and contractors at construction sites and jobs requiring scaffolding have to provide safe working conditions because height related risk are commonly present.  Specifically, the law provides that when there is a height related risk in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building proper safety equipment, tools and training must be provided.

These owners and contractors have to provide their workers with proper equipment including:

  • scaffolding
  • hoists
  • stays
  • ladders
  • slings
  • hangers
  • blocks
  • pulleys
  • braces
  • irons
  • ropes
  • other devices which shall be so constructed, placed and operated as to give proper protection to workers

Construction sites present some of the most dangerous working conditions and accident Lawyer Philip Monier will aggressively fight to hold the responsible owners and contractors liable for all negligent acts that caused your construction site and scaffolding accident injuries.

OSHA FINDINGS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES “OSHA” stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and was created under Federal Law.  The most common serious safety violations found by OSHA safety inspectors are:

  • Improper scaffolding setup or planking
  • Failure to provide workers with safeguards against falls
  • Unsafe ladders

In addition to height related accidents involving scaffolds and ladders, construction site accidents often involve being caught between or in objects, being struck by falling objects and being electrocuted at construction sites.  The injuries caused by these types of accidents are often extremely serious and often fatal.

If you have fallen from a scaffold or ladder, been caught between objects, been struck by a falling object or electrocuted at a construction site and have suffered a serious injury, the Monier Law Firm can assist you in holding the owners of the property and the general contractor of the site responsible for any wrongdoing.

UNDOCUMENTED CONSTRUCTION WORKER ACCIDENT It is not uncommon for owners and contractors to use undocumented workers at construction sites.  These undocumented workers are often asked to do the most dangerous work.  The law provides undocumented workers with the same safety protections as documented workers.


Construction sites present some of the most dangerous working conditions and accident Lawyer Philip Monier will aggressively fight to hold the responsible property owners and general contractor liable for all negligent acts that caused your construction accident injury.

If you have been, or a member of your family has been, injured as the result of a construction site accident, then you are going through a situation that is difficult, painful and often times uncertain.  More often than not, pain, disability, lost income, and other life altering consequences follow as a result of being seriously injured in an accident.  Experience, dedication and compassion with personalized service are all provided to each person we speak with.

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