Scaffolding accidents are a cause of injury among construction workers. Scaffolding is commonly used on many construction sites and, if the site managers fail to perform the due diligence needed to install the structure, the workers can suffer. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you if you were involved in a scaffolding accident and are unsure how you can claim compensation or whether or not you should use the worker’s compensation plan.
Causes of scaffolding accidents
Scaffolding accidents often occur due to negligence either when the structure is assembled or because it was not maintained properly. Because this is a special structure, that presents certain risks, it is important that it is secured properly. The individuals or company that provides the installation and maintenance should comply with the existing safety standards in the field.
More than half of the workers injured in a scaffolding accidents in the Unites States reported that they slipped
, they were hit by a falling object or the plank/support of the structure gave way.
These types of construction accidents
are easily preventable by complying with the existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
can give you details about these rules and regulations so that you may determine how you can make your claim if you have been hurt in such an accident.
Compensations for scaffolding accidents
The types of injuries that can result from scaffolding accidents can be serious, may impair the victim and limit his ability to work, either for a limited amount of time or indefinitely.
Back injuries, spinal cord, and traumatic brain injuries
can all result from slip and fall on scaffolding or from falling objects. Victims may recover the costs associated with the hospitalization and the medical treatment and the lost wages.
For more serious injuries, one of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you claim compensations for pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.
for more detailed information and advice on how to make a claim for a scaffolding accident in Los Angeles or another city in California.