Scaffolds represent a common fixture on construction work sites and also operate frequently throughout cities with tall buildings that require external maintenance.
When falls and other scaffolding accidents happen, they can yield devastating—even fatal—injuries. Knowing this, construction foremen and other maintenance supervisors must take special care to provide proper training and safety equipment, and to ensure that the scaffold itself is in good repair, with no faults or defects.
If you sustained injuries in a scaffolding accident a Zanes Law scaffolding accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ will investigate to identify the party liable for your injuries and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at (866)-499-8989 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 4,500 scaffold-caused injuries and 60 scaffold-related deaths occur annually.
OSHA studies further reveal that 72 percent of scaffolding-related injuries in the construction industry happen as a result of the worker slipping, an object falling, or the plank giving way.
The most common scaffolding accidents are:
In the above example causes, several individuals and entities stand out as potentially at fault for the scaffolding accident and liable for an individual’s injuries.
Scaffolds present enormous threats to workers and passersby. The height at which people work on scaffolding and the tools that they take with them to do their work means that that falls of objects and people can produce serious injuries.
Some common, life-altering injuries stemming from scaffolding accidents include:
Some scaffolding accidents can produce fatal injuries. If you have a loved one who died as the result of injuries sustained in a scaffolding accident, you may consider pursuing wrongful death action. Zanes Law’s wrongful death lawyers would be honored to represent you in this matter. Call us at (866)-499-8989.
It is safe to say that your scaffolding accident took place as you were doing your job. In this event, you have a couple of options for how to proceed in your pursuit of compensation: workers’ compensation and/or personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Regardless of your approach, keep the following tips in mind as you move forward.
If you are going to proceed with a workers’ compensation claim, you have only 30 days from the date of your accident within which to let file an accident report with your employer. Failing to do so could put your workers’ compensation claim at risk.
Even the most seemingly casual mention of a detail could derail your attempts to recover damages via an insurance company, your company, and/or a judge or jury.
Also, glance around the area to check for surveillance video cameras that might have captured the accident on video.
Construction zones are teeming with workers. Perhaps you noticed someone in your area on the date of your accident. Seek him/her and other potential witnesses and ask for their contact information.
Whether you think you need to or not, a trip to the doctor is a good idea. You might be injured in ways that will not manifest for days or weeks following your accident. It is a good idea to have a doctor check you out and look for signs of hidden injuries that only a medical pro how to identify. Furthermore, the doctor’s record of your visit will serve you well as evidence as we calculate your damages.
When we say our scaffolding accident lawyers in Phoenix, AZ will do everything from A to Z to see that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages, we really mean it.
Here’s what you can expect from our scaffolding accident lawyers in Phoenix, AZ:
Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may be entitled to seek recovery for the following types of damages:
If a scaffolding accident caused the death of a loved one, you have the right to pursue wrongful death action. Our legal team will represent you in this effort.
Zanes Law will not charge you a dime in lawyer’s fees unless and until you receive compensation in your scaffolding accident case.
Your peace of mind stems from knowing that our law firm will do everything from A to Z to see that justice has been served, and you are on your way to financial recovery. Call us today at (866)-499-8989.