There are few things more frightening than a fall from a scaffold, and oftentimes, the injuries sustained as a result are severe. Unfortunately, many of our city’s hardest-working individuals are injured in scaffolding accidents every year, which is why our firm is here to help them fight for the justice they deserve. Though we cannot guarantee the exact dollar amount we can win, we can tell you that in one instance, we won $2,500,000 on behalf of a Virginia resident who was seriously injured in a Washington, D.C. construction site accident when a piece of heavy HVAC equipment fell and struck his arm.
If you are someone who has been injured in a scaffolding accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents?
Scaffolding accidents happen for a variety of reasons, though the most common, albeit the most preventable, is negligence. Scaffold safety is regulated by OSHA, and when companies or individuals violate those regulations, people can become seriously injured as a result. Some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents can include allowing various tools and equipment to gather on a scaffold, as it may push the scaffold past its weight limit. Additionally, if work is being done on floors above the scaffold, the scaffold must have overhead protection. Scaffolds must always be secured, have functioning brakes, fall safety systems, and should be regularly inspected for safety.
How do I sue for an injury sustained on a scaffold?
To sue for an injury sustained in a scaffolding accident, you will have to hire an experienced attorney who can prove that the negligent party had a duty to provide for the worker’s safety, breached that duty of care, and that the worker was severely injured as a result. However, you should note that when suing for a construction site injury, you will generally file a workplace accident third-party lawsuit, as opposed to suing your employer directly. This means that your attorney will work to uncover proof that one or more third parties are responsible for your injuries, including general contractors, property owners, scaffold manufacturers or designers, and more, depending on your specific case. Do not suffer alone–our firm understands the magnitude of a scaffold injury, and we are here to help.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.