Seattle Scaffolding Accident Attorney
Injured? Our Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help!
Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, even under the very best circumstances because the nature of the job itself is inherently risky. Remodeling or constructing buildings and other structures often requires the use of large machines, hazardous tools, heavy equipment, and precarious building sites. Unfortunately, one of the most hazardous elements of construction work has to do with scaffolding. Workers involved with scaffolding construction often work from enormous heights, and face a serious risk of falling if the scaffolding is broken, defective, incorrectly installed, or otherwise unstable.
According to OSHA, there are nearly 80 annual deaths caused by scaffolding incidents and more than 10,000 annual scaffolding injuries. This means that scaffolding accidents account for approximately 10% of all construction site deaths. If you or someone you know was injured in a scaffolding accident, you may have a legal right to workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.
Call our Seattle personal injury attorney today at (425) 657-5255 for a free consultation!
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Types of Scaffolding Accidents
When working with scaffolding any instability, no matter how small, can result in a serious and deadly disaster. Whether construction crews are acting carelessly or the building supplies are faulty, there are many factors that can contribute to a construction accident.
A few common causes of scaffolding accidents include:
- Improperly secured scaffolding
- Lack of guardrails or adequate protection
- Inadequate harnesses, or lack of harnesses
- Poorly trained scaffolding workers, or inexperienced workers
- Defective scaffolding planks
- Scaffolds are not equipped with toeboards
- Faulty scaffolding design
Any of these inadequacies can cause a serious problem at a scaffolding site, leading to falling material, or even fallen workers. Scaffolding problems could include insecure attachments, part failure, lack of fall protection, inadequate site management, or overloaded scaffolds. These accidents could injure workers and innocent bystanders alike, and can lead to very serious damage.
Injuries caused by scaffolding may include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Serious lacerations or contusions
- Damage to internal organs
Choose an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney
Our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve after a construction accident involving scaffolding. If you were wrongfully injured due to the negligence or error of someone else, you might be able to seek compensation for the resulting damages. Compensation for damages may include pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, and loss of wages. If you were a construction worker, our firm can also assist with your workers’ compensation claim.
Contact Kornfeld Law at our Kirkland, Seattle, or Everett offices and speak with our legal team about your next step.