San Diego Scaffolding Accident Lawyers
Even though construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work, construction workers are entitled to the safest possible work environments. There are safety rules and regulations in place to help make construction sites safer. Even so, these rules are not always followed precisely, and accidents do happen. Construction site falls are one of the most common types of construction accidents, and many of these falls are from scaffolding. Falling from scaffolding or being hit by an object falling from scaffolding can cause serious injuries or fatalities. At Martinez & Schill LLP, our San Diego scaffolding accident attorneys are skilled in handling cases involving all types of construction accidents including, those involving a scaffold or scaffolding.
Injuries From Scaffold Accidents
The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outlines and enforces rules for the use of scaffolding that include such directives as the type of material used in a scaffold, platform construction and who is allowed to assemble and remove a scaffold. When these rules are not followed, accidents can and do happen. Failing to follow safety regulations can be the foundation of a personal injury case.
Scaffold accidents can also be caused by a lack of maintenance to the scaffold and all its parts. If pieces of a scaffold or scaffolding are damaged or missing, the structure will not be as secure, and someone could be gravely injured. Most injuries from scaffold accidents occur when a worker falls from one.
The types of these typically very serious injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, damage to internal organs and broken bones. If equipment or materials fall from a scaffold or scaffolding and strike an innocent bystander, that can also cause devastating injuries. Regardless of the circumstances, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
Get Compensation For Your Serious Injury
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a scaffold accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. By carefully examining the circumstances of how you got hurt, we can identify all potentially liable parties so that we can pursue full compensation. Our firm has two offices in Southern California. Call 619-512-5995 for our San Diego office or 951-290-3367 for our Riverside location. We handle our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay us unless we win you the compensation you deserve.