The Danger of Construction Sites
Construction is a thriving industry. However, construction sites present a multitude
of dangers. When a worker falls from a scaffold, the result is often severe
injury and even death.
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Austin personal injury attorneys can provide you with the experienced and reliable representation necessary
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Mistakes Which Result in Scaffolding Accidents
Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, scaffolding accidents
annually result in around 5,000 injuries and over 60 deaths. 65% of construction
work consists of using scaffolding according to OSHA. Companies are obligated
to ensure the safest environment possible for their workers. However,
some fail to neglect this type of precaution in order to gain a larger
profit and save money.
The following are ways structural failure can occur by human error:
- Scaffolding assembled incorrectly
- Scaffolding assembled without protective handrails or guards
- Scaffolding not maintained in good condition
- Scaffolding not properly secured
- Scaffolding not properly tested
While worker’s compensation can cover the costs of medical and disability
benefits, you cannot recover non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
However, if a scaffolding contractor issued defect equipment or a property
owner failed to prevent the dangers from occurring, you are able to file
a lawsuit against a liable third party.
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Austin personal injury attorneys can thoroughly investigate the cause of your injuries in order to determine
if a third party is also responsible for your injuries. We have a firm
understanding of the laws and court proceedings involving your type of
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