Compensation from a Scaffolding Fall Can Help You Recover
Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules that protect workers, preventable falls from scaffolding occur at construction sites all too frequently. If you or a loved one fell from scaffolding, Cardon Law in Virginia Beach, VA, is here to ensure you receive justice for your injuries. Attorney David A. Cardon can pursue full and fair compensation for you with a personal injury claim. Learn more about whether you have a case by scheduling a free consultation or calling (757) 306-9060.
An Unfortunately Common Incident
The prevalence of avoidable falls on the job is staggering. Among the top ten most frequently cited OSHA violations in 2017 were:
- Fall protection
- Scaffolding general requirements
- Fall protection training requirements
Violations of OSHA fall protection requirements and related deaths are part of a shocking trend that shows no signs of slowing.
Types of Scaffolding Fall Injuries
Injuries from falls frequently have lifelong consequences and catastrophic injuries which require ongoing medical care, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations
In the most serious cases, injuries can be fatal. A wrongful death suit can help family members receive compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other effects.
Safety Regulations and Proving Liability
By law, workers must be protected by a personal fall arrest system and guardrails. If you were injured because an employer did not provide these and or take other safety precautions, you may be owed compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Our firm has been representing the best interests of clients for over 20 years and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Proving your case is not always simple, and requires an in-depth understanding of OSHA requirements. For example, scaffolding violations often conflict with OSHA’s 1926.451 standard, which addresses the safety and health regulations for scaffolding in construction. Guardrail systems alone are defined in 15 sub-paragraphs, outlining specifics such as the height of the rails and the weight load they can bear.
Making your case will begin by identifying which rules were violated. Establishing employer liability, by way of improper training, improper fall protection, or poorly constructed scaffolding, is only the start in making a claim. In some cases, a defective part may place the designer or manufacturer at fault. Claimants will also have to show that their injuries were connected to the accident.
Understanding How a Personal Injury Claim Can Help You
An experienced workers' injury attorney can ensure you receive the full amount you are due for:
- Medical care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Mr. Cardon can establish employer liability for your fall, or hold a manufacturer accountable in the case of defective parts, and secure maximum compensation for your past, current, and future losses.
Experience The Cardon Difference
Our firm has been representing the best interests of clients for over 20 years and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Learn how The Cardon Difference can help you take the first step towards a full recovery. Schedule your free case review by calling us at (757) 306-9060 or filling out our online form.