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. At Komie & Morrow, LLP, our Austin
construction accident attorneys have
over 60 years of collective experience and can provide you with the
reliable representation necessary to obtain your desired outcome. With an excellent
track record of success, we are confident in fighting for justice.
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.
Let Us Fight For You
Our 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 case. Do not hesitate to get legal
help your need today.
Contact our firm and schedule your
free consultation today.
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