Causes of Scaffolding Accidents
Negligence and improper safety precautions by construction site management are the most common causes of scaffolding accidents. Often, work sites fail to properly follow the recommendations of OSHA, leading to devastating injuries and fatalities. Improper fall protection, failure to secure tools, improperly secured platforms, and inadequate inspection and maintenance are some of the main contributing factors. As a result of improper maintenance, oversight, and proper securement, workers can be injured in falls and by falling objects.
Due to the nature of a construction site, any type of fall from the platform of a scaffolding structure, or falling objects, no matter the height they fall from, can result in severe and catastrophic injuries. Some of the more common injuries include:
Does Insurance Cover my Medical Bills?
If your injury is caused by unsafe working conditions, the responsibility of paying for damages belongs to your employer and worker's compensation. However, when more severe injuries occur and victims are unable to work, the rising medical bills and the lack of income can lead to extreme financial hardships. Oftentimes, your insurance company will not adequately cover the ongoing medical bills and fees associated with recovery, physical therapy, and ongoing assistance. For this reason, it is vital for you or a family member to contact our skilled law firm of Rubin & Machado. Out legal team has the experience and knowledge needed to efficiently represent and defend your rights.
During a full investigation, our skilled attorneys can determine the cause of your injury and then seek justice to hold the responsible party accountable.
Who Should be Held Accountable for My Injury?
An employer, site manager, engineer, inspector, and other parties responsible for maintaining a safe work site play a role in ensuring that workers are not put in unnecessary danger. During a full investigation, our skilled attorneys can determine the cause of your injury and then seek justice to hold the responsible party accountable. We can closely examine each party involved, determine fault, and hold the liable party or individual accountable for their negligence or their shared liability.
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Our attorneys have extensive knowledge in handling a wide range of construction site injuries, and have helped our clients collect damages pertaining to medical bills, present and future lost wages, loss of income, both physical and emotional trauma, and any future trauma or expenses that the injured party or their family may have acquired. To learn how we can help you during this difficult time, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. .