Erie, PA Scaffold Accidents Lawyers

Construction Accident Attorneys Provide Dedicated, Effective Legal Representation to Victims of Scaffold Accidents

Working on or around construction sites that use scaffolding presents unique risks and dangers. Accidents that can happen from scaffolding include falls from scaffolding, objects dropped from scaffolding, or even the collapse of scaffolding. These accidents are more likely to occur when proper safety protocols are not followed or when someone commits some negligent act or omission. Scaffold accidents can result in serious, life-altering injuries to accident victims. When a worker or a bystander is injured in a scaffold accident, they may be entitled to compensation for financial losses like medical expenses to treat injuries, lost wages and lost earning capacity, and also potentially compensation for damages like pain and suffering and lost quality of life.

At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our Erie scaffold accident attorneys have for years helped injured victims of scaffold accidents recover compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys work diligently to obtain the financial resources that our clients need for their recovery from their injuries. Whether we are helping an injured construction worker seek workers’ compensation benefits, or representing an innocent bystander injured by falling objects from scaffolding, our firm aggressively pursues maximum compensation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a scaffold accident, contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with our attorneys to learn more about your options for seeking compensation for your injuries and damages and to learn more about how our firm can help you maximize the value of your case.

Common Injuries Suffered in Scaffold Accidents in Erie, PA

Scaffold accidents can result in serious, even life-threatening injuries. Whether caused by a fall from scaffolding, falling objects from scaffolding, or the collapse of the scaffolding itself, scaffold accident victims can suffer also sorts of injuries, including:

  • Severe lacerations (deep cuts, especially those that can lead to severe bleeding)
  • Broken bones
  • Soft-tissue injuries, such as strains and tears to tendons, ligaments, and muscles
  • Amputations
  • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

The Erie scaffold accident attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey can help you recover compensation for all different kinds of serious injuries suffered in your scaffold accident.

Client-Focused Scaffold Accidents Lawyers Strive to Obtain Maximum Financial Recovery for Injured Accident Victims

When you hire Purchase, George & Murphey to represent you in your scaffold accident case, you can be assured that we will vigorously pursue your case to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation that you need and deserve. This often means beginning with a thorough investigation of your accident, reviewing accident scene photos, incidents reports, and eyewitness statements. When necessary we work with industry-leading experts in construction, engineering, and liability fields to build a persuasive case to show how your accident occurred and who may be at fault or who may be legally responsible to provide you with compensation for your injuries. 

We aggressively negotiate with the parties responsible for compensating you for your injuries to ensure that you get full and fair compensation you deserve. Of course, although we work hard to get you financial recovery as quickly as possible, we also prepare to pursue your claim in formal proceedings, whether that be a workers’ compensation claim filed with the state or a lawsuit in a personal injury claim. We will advocate on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome in your claim.

Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Today to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation to Learn More About Your Legal Rights Following Your Scaffold Accident

If you or a loved one have been injured in a scaffold accident in Erie or elsewhere in northwest Pennsylvania, contact Purchase, George & Murphey today to schedule a no-cost case evaluation to speak to our attorneys about your case and to learn more about your legal rights and options for compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

About Erie, PA

Erie is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, serving as the county seat for Erie County. Erie was named for both the lake and for the Erie Nation of Native Americans, who resided in northwest Pennsylvania up until the mid-1600s. European settlers first came to the area in the mid-18th century, and following the Revolutionary War, the area including present-day Erie was made part of Pennsylvania. Erie served as the home port during the War of 1812 for the flagship of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who led several battles on the Great Lakes during the war, leading to Erie earning the nickname of the “Flagship City”. Initially a shipbuilding, fishing, and railroad hub, Erie further developed a sizable manufacturing industry during the 20th century. Although Erie’s manufacturing industry has since declined, the city has seen the rise of other industries, including healthcare, technology, and tourism. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Scaffold Accidents in Erie, PA

FAQ: I was injured by falling scaffolding or falling objects from scaffolding while walking down the sidewalk. Who is responsible for my injuries?

The party or parties liable to a pedestrian injured in a scaffold accident depend on the circumstances of the accident. For example, if a person is injured by scaffolding pieces that are defectively designed, the manufacturer may be liable in defective products case. Or if pieces of scaffolding fall because they were negligently assembled, the construction company that put up the scaffolding may be liable. The construction company working on the scaffolding may be responsible for injuries caused by objects that fall off the scaffolding (like tools or construction materials).

FAQ: If a subcontractor hired by my employer put up the scaffolding that I later had an accident on, can I sue the subcontractor?

Potentially. Generally, a subcontractor will be legally responsible for injuries caused by its own negligence. However, liability for accidents may be contractually divided between the general contractor and subcontractor. And a person is injured due to some work that the subcontractor performed at the specific direction of the general contractor, the general contractor may have some liability.

Personal Injury Case Results


Car accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.


Motorcycle Fatality

Client’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. His underinsured motorist carrier originally denied coverage, based on a policy exclusion, and then offered only half the coverage.

Criminal Defense Case Results

Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.


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