There are few things more frightening than going to work on your construction site, only to find that your scaffold is defective. Generally, this is only realized until it is too late. These serious falls can result in extremely severe injuries, and sometimes even fatalities. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about scaffolding construction site accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes most scaffolding accidents?
OSHA implements various guidelines for construction site safety, however, it is up to those on the site to follow these guidelines. When they do not, serious accidents can occur. Scaffolding accidents can occur for a wide array of reasons, however, they are most frequently a result of defective scaffolds or negligent scaffold designers/manufacturers, faulty fall safety systems, or being improperly secured.
What should I do if I am injured on a scaffold?
You should understand that if you are injured on the job, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, in many cases, our firm can file what is known as a third-party lawsuit against a negligent third-party, such as negligent contractors, architects, product designers/manufacturers, property owners, and more. That being said, to maximize your chances of winning any personal injury claim, you should take the following steps:
- You should notify your supervisor of your injury immediately.
- Call the police, as they will send an ambulance and document the incident.
- Ask all witnesses for their names and phone number.
- Take pictures of the defective scaffold that caused your accident.
- Receive immediate medical treatment.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present sufficient additional evidence, such as security camera footage of your accident, to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.
Finally, you must understand that there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in Texas, which means that if you are injured in a scaffolding accident, you cannot wait any longer than two years from the date of the accident to sue the party responsible. We can begin the process today–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.