Causes of Scaffolding & Ladder Accidents
Although OSHA has very specific and stringent guidelines for the installation and use of scaffolding, accidents and injuries occur with alarming frequency. A fall may be the direct outcome of on-site negligence or a manufacturer defect. Our lawyers can hold liable parties accountable for a number of accident causes, such as:
- Defective scaffolding, ladders, or other related equipment
- Inaccurately constructed tools or equipment
- Equipment that would be considered unsafe by a professional with knowledge of safety conditions
- Lack of guardrails and other safety features
- Loose rungs and broken equipment
- Inappropriate positioning of a scaffold or ladder
- Improperly tied off scaffold or ladder
Injuries Sustained from Falls
Falls from tall heights can result in trauma that requires extensive rehabilitation and ongoing medical care. In some instances, fall victims can sustain catastrophic injury to their head, neck, or spine that result in long-lasting physical and mental effects. Other sufferers may sustain broken bones or severe lacerations that take months to heal. Victims often need to take time off from work to recover. A loss in wages can further complicate the financial burden of caring for yourself following a fall. Costs can add up for ongoing medical appointments, rehabilitation, medication, and more.
Selecting the Right Legal Representation
Scaffolding and ladder fall cases require an in-depth understanding of the construction and sub-contractor industry, as well as the safety regulations that are in place to protect workers. We have a proven track record in representing victims of scaffolding and ladder accidents. In one case, we secured compensation for a client who was injured in a fall from scaffolding that was not properly secured because a grating was not welded correctly at the top of a tower. Whether you have been hurt as a result of another worker’s negligence, a defective ladder, incorrectly erected scaffolding, or a faulty product, we have the legal experience to build a strong case and win the settlement you deserve.
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Suffering a fall can be a devastating experience that detracts from your well-being and your family's quality of life. To help you through this difficult time, you need the most experienced legal team fighting for you. Contact us today and schedule your free consultation to learn more.