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Construction sites are hazardous workplaces that require workers to be aware of their surroundings at all times. It is important to be provided and to wear all proper safety equipment while getting the job done.

The people responsible for construction worker’s safety are obliged to ensure that all proper safety measures are in place. There are special legal protections to workers while working at heights, using ladders and scaffolding, operating defective machinery, encountering crane accidents, falling objects and electrocution.

A fall from, or getting caught in a collapse of scaffolding can lead to devastating results and long term disability.

Common causes leading to construction & scaffold accidents include:

  • Falling objects
  • Sudden moving hazards
  • Incorrect assembly of scaffolding/machinery
  • Scaffolding/machinery is not properly secured
  • Scaffolding is assembled without proper handrails/guards
  • Old/ broken scaffolding with improper maintenance
  • Inadequate testing of machinery and scaffolding

PW Lawyers understand the complexity of Construction & Scaffold accidents, given the presence of several third party liability, including but not limited to:

  • Scaffold subcontractors liability
  • Property owner premises liability
  • Defective scaffold or other equipment

If you or a loved one have encountered a construction or scaffold accident, it is important that you understand what you are entitled to in terms of compensation for medical and financial damages.

PW Lawyers will provide you with your best legal options from beginning to end of your recovery. Construction sites are dangerous workplaces that require proper safety procedures and protocol. If you are a victim of a personal injury, and/or have been denied long term disability, contact now: /contact-us/

We aim to expedite your case so you can start rebuilding your life sooner rather than later, and further ensure proper labor and workplace safety standards for your future.


Paul Wilkins

Principal Partner

Paul is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association and the Advocates Society. Frequently involved in pursuing his clients’ claims, his areas of focus include statutory accident benefits, short term and long term disability benefits, disability claims and Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

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