Scaffolds are used every day across the United States for various types of construction projects. From painting to sandblasting to framing and brick laying, scaffolding has been used in the same way for many years to get workers and trades closer to their work surface.
Unfortunately, scaffold accidents do happen. In 2008, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 88 deaths due to scaffolds and staging in the prior year. And a study done by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics notes that “72% of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object.” OSHA provides regulations for the use of scaffolding and arguably compliance with the OSHA standards would help avoid some of these accidents.
As with many construction site injuries, scaffold accidents and resulting injuries are often severe as workers stand well-above ground level when using scaffolds. Any serious injuries that go along with falling from a high location are possible with scaffolding. Broken limbs, bone fractures, lacerations of the skin and tragically, death are just some of the injuries that can result from a scaffold accident.
If you have been injured in a scaffold accident, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer who can ensure you are protected not only with workers’ compensation benefits, but also possible recovery against any other parties who might be at fault for your injuries.Get Advice From a Scaffold Accident Injury Attorney
Georgia and Atlanta’s preeminent injury lawyer Charles Scholle has the background and experience to help you and your family when serious injury strikes. His law practice is devoted to those who have suffered severe personal injury or wrongful death and he has the expertise needed when workers are injured.
Although you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, it is critically important that you actually get what you should after an accident. Insurance companies do not want to pay you for a severe injury and might try to get you to accept less than you should to deal with your future. It is vital that you speak with a lawyer before you agree to your benefits.
Scholle Law will provide the legal guidance needed to recover from serious injury and seek the medical and financial recovery to which you are entitled. You and your family are not alone – contact our law firm as soon as possible for help with your scaffold accident injury.
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If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a scaffolding accident, truck or car accident, you might have rights to recover from third parties who might be responsible. But you need a lawyer to find out what your rights are and we can help.
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