Construction workers are the backbone of this society. Without them, cities simply would not exist. Unfortunately, though there are various regulations in place to ensure the safety of some of our hardest-working men and women, the truth is, various construction site accidents, including scaffolding accidents, still occur. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about workplace accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process going forward:
How do most scaffolding accidents happen?
Not unlike other accidents, though scaffolding accidents sometimes are inevitable, the truth is, most of these accidents are preventable, and are, therefore, due to negligence. When construction companies violate OSHA guidelines for scaffold safety, either intentionally or otherwise, serious accidents can occur, and construction workers often sustain severe injuries as a result. Scaffolding accidents often occur when workers/supervisors allow various tools/equipment to accumulate on the scaffold, causing its weight limit to be exceeded. Sometimes these accidents happen when items or tools fall from overhead and hit those on scaffolds or those under the workers on a scaffold. In other cases, scaffold breaks may malfunction, causing serious injuries. No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured on a scaffold, you may qualify for compensation via a third-party lawsuit.
What is a third-party claim?
When someone is injured on the job, they may require financial compensation via a personal injury lawsuit, however, they do not wish to sue their employer and lose their job. Because of this, people file what is known as a workplace accident third-party claim. Simply put, this means that you are seeking to sue someone other than your employer, such as an equipment manufacturer, designers, property owners, or otherwise. Our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys have what it takes to gather and present all evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. We can obtain pictures of the unsafe conditions, subpoena surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, and more. The bottom line is that we will analyze each aspect of your situation and tirelessly work on your behalf to win you the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you.
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.