Have You Been Injured in a Scaffolding Accident?

Almost all construction sites will have scaffolding. It does serve an important purpose because it allows workers to get to heights they would otherwise not be able to access. They can actually help increase safety as they are perhaps a better choice than a ladder. However, scaffolding has its own risks. If those who erect the scaffolding do follow safety practices to the letter, a construction workers can be seriously injured or involved in a fatal accident.

If you have been injured by or on scaffolding on a construction site, or if you have lost a loved one in this type of accident, then you need the help of an experienced attorney. To get started, reach out to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

There are many potential causes of scaffolding accidents

In many cases, a scaffolding accident is actually caused by a greater type of negligence that is present at other areas of the construction site. Some specific causes of scaffolding accidents including not safeguarding the scaffolding during bad weather, not assembling or securing the scaffolding correctly, not maintaining the scaffolding, or not install essential safety features such as handrails bars.

When a person is responsible for constructing and maintaining scaffolding makes even a minor mistake, the results can be huge. These injures can result in grounds for compensation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly three out of four workers injured in scaffolding accidents were the result of either the planking or support giving way or the victim being struck by falling object. These injuries can almost always be prevented by following OSHA standards.

Scaffolding accidents can lead to many types of injuries

When a person is injured in scaffolding accident, the injuries are almost always significant. They can include injury to the brain and spinal cord which can lead to the need for amputation, total or partial paralysis, and other damages. In the worst-case scenarios, these accidents can cause death.

You may be eligible to recover a number of damages

Every case is unique but generally speaking, a person injured in this type of accident may be eligible to recover damages for medical costs, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering – among other damages.

If you have lost a loved one in this type of accident, then you may be eligible to file a wrongful death case. This would allow you to collect damages for funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, loss of benefits related to their employment, and other costs.

Either way, if you have been impacted by a scaffolding accident then we urge you to get help from an experienced personal injury attorney right away. You can reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. Call now to find out what your options are.

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