Construction sites are by their very nature a dangerous industry to work in the United States. Workers use many different equipment and props that are dangerous and may pose serious injuries, even when used properly and with caution. According to OSHA, 65% of construction workers perform some aspect of their job on or from a scaffold. As such, accidents on scaffolds are all too common. When a worker falls off scaffolding or when it collapses, it can cause serious injuries.
The Los Angeles scaffolding accident lawyers at the Nourmand Law Firm have the experience and resources to successfully handle scaffolding accidents at construction sites. If you or a loved one has been involved in a scaffold accident, let us help you and your loved ones obtain the compensation that you deserve.Injuries Resulting From Scaffolding Accidents
Each year, numerous scaffold accidents occur in California, involving construction workers who are seriously injured. Injuries suffered by these victims are usually serious and life altering. Common injuries from falls and collapses from scaffolding include:
- Brain injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Leg injury
- Knee injury
- Arm injury
- Elbow injury, etc.
Unfortunately, even the most conscientious construction worker can suffer serious injuries on construction sites. The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm has seen these accidents and we understand how to successfully handle the legal consequences.
When scaffolds are erected at construction sites, certain rules must be followed in order not to compromise the safety of the workers. Unfortunately, when these rules and regulations are not followed, construction workers are placed at an increased risk for injury. Common causes of scaffolding accidednts include:
- Broken scaffolding
- Scaffolding collapse
- Scaffolding failure
- Slippery scaffolding
- Unstable scaffolding
- Loose scaffolding
Regardless of what caused your scaffolding accident, we can help you obtain the compensation to which you and your loved ones are entitled. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and any other out of pocket expense related to the accident.When Worker’s Compensation Is Just Not Enough
Construction workers who are injured in scaffolding accidents are generally instructed by the site owner, contractor or safety personnel to file a claim with their worker’s compensation carrier. Unfortunately, although workers comp may compensate victims for a portion of their recovery, it does not compensate the victim for their pain and suffering or other major damages.
If our Los Angeles scaffolding accident attorneys determine that a third party can be held responsible or contributed in any way to your accident, you may have legal recourse against that third party as well.You Can Count On Us
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a scaffolding accident, the experienced lawyers at the Nourmand Law Firm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.