Scaffolding Accident Lawyers
Of the estimated 500,000 accidents on construction sites each year, more than 10,000 are caused by faulty or improperly maintained scaffolding. Construction sites can be hazardous to begin with, but scaffolding offers an additional opportunity for severe personal injury.
Despite strict regulation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), many construction companies cut corners when installing scaffolding. While this type of gamble may not always have catastrophic consequences, when it does, you may be left unable to work and requiring long-term medical treatment. The attorneys at the Cochran Firm are experienced in dealing with scaffolding and other construction site accidents, and will work to get you the compensation you will require to get through this difficult time.
Potential Causes of Scaffolding Accidents
A number of factors can lead to a scaffolding accident. The most common are:
- Slip and falls
- No guard rails
- No side brackets
- No base plate
- Plank failure
- Missing parts
- Improper construction
Because of their height, scaffolds can result in injuries that are often debilitating and can even cause death.
Potential Injuries from Scaffolding Accidents
Injuries sustained from scaffolding accidents will almost always interfere with your ability to work for some time. Some of the more common injuries caused by scaffolding accidents are:
These injuries are all too often caused by unsafe working conditions, and it is the responsibility of your employer to cover the damages. However, in many cases the medical bills and inability to work cause a tremendous financial burden on you and your family, and these costs are often not sufficiently covered by employer’s insurance.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident, please contact the experienced construction accident attorneys at The Cochran Firm at one of our nationwide offices, for a free initial consultation.