Attorney Rob Kornfeld Knows
What It's Like To Be Injured

Seattle Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

Get Legal Help After a Scaffolding Injury in Washington

Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, even under the very best circumstances. Remodeling or constructing buildings and other structures often requires the use of large machines, hazardous tools, heavy equipment, and precarious building sites. These specialized tools and machines often make construction jobs inherently risky, especially when scaffolding is involved.

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 and WISHA, there are nearly 80 annual deaths caused by scaffolding incidents and more than 10,000 annual scaffolding injuries. In other words, 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 Attorney Robert Kornfeld today at (425) 657-5255 for a free consultation regarding your scaffolding accident.

Why Trust Kornfeld Law With Your Scaffolding Injury Case?

  • More than $35 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients
  • Attorney Kornfeld has 38+ years of legal experience
  • We won’t charge you any fees unless we win!
  • Aggressive, personal legal representation you can count on

Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents

When working with scaffolding, any instability, no matter how small, can result in a serious or 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 toe-boards
  • 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:

  • Fractures to the hips, arms, legs and body
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Serious lacerations or contusions
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Death from cranes and heavy equipment
  • Falls from not being properly tied off with fall protection

Seek Justice With Our Seattle Scaffolding Accident Attorney

Attorney Robert Kornfeld 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 to speak with our legal team. We accept construction related injury and wrongful death cases in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Everett, and the Greater Washington State Area. Plus, we take out-of-state cases. Call (425) 657-5255 today for a free consultation, or email Rob at for a quick answer to your legal questions.

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $8,500,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $5,200,000.00 Defective Highway Design
  • $4,000,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,825,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,362,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,300,000.00 Traumatic Brain Injury

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