Construction sites are considered one of the most dangers workplaces in the United States. Every day, workers are continuously taking a huge risk when working high up on scaffolding, ladders and any other elevating devices. Unfortunately, scaffolding accidents occur quite frequently. When an individual falls off scaffolding or gets involved in a collapse, it could result in severe injuries and fatalities.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a scaffolding accident due to the negligent actions of the construction company, employers or co-workers, our Birmingham personal injury attorney is here to help. We possess the knowledge and skill to recover your deserved compensation, as well as rebuild your life as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Common Errors That Lead To Scaffolding Accidents
Based on statistics gathered by the U.S. Department of Labor, scaffolding accidents have resulted in about 5,000 people sustaining injuries and 60 people being killed each year. Construction companies and employers have an obligation to maintain the safest environment possible for their employees by adhering to strict procedures, wear protective equipment and make sure the equipment is up to par. Unfortunately, these safety protocols are typically considered less important than maximizing profits.
Common errors include:
- Scaffolding is not properly tested
- Scaffolding is not properly assembled
- Scaffolding is secured adequately
- Scaffolding is assembled without handrails or guards
- Scaffolding maintained in bad condition
Dedicated To Recovering Maximum Compensation
While worker’s compensation may enable injured employees to receive medical and disability benefits through their employer’s insurance, they are not allowed to sue their employer for non-economic damages including pain and suffering. There are times where the insurance company will attempt to prove that the accident was your own undoing, giving them the opportunity to decline offering you compensation for your injuries. Our Birmingham personal injury attorney can conduct an extensive investigation, collect the necessary evidence and witness testimony to give you the solid representation you need to achieve your desired outcome.