Causes of Scaffold Accidents
Protect Your Legal Rights After a Scaffold Accident
Scaffold accidents are relatively commonplace across the United States.
Each year, between 4,000 and 5,000 workers are injured in scaffold accidents
in the U.S. In addition, hundreds of others who are passersby or otherwise
not working on scaffolding are injured in scaffold accidents.
These types of accidents come in a number of variations. With that said,
these are some common causes of scaffold accidents from coast to coast
in the U.S. The Doan Law Firm, at (800) 349-0000, represent people across
the country who sustained scaffold accident injuries.
Most Common Causes of Scaffold Accidents in the United States
The Occupational Safety Health Administration reports that the causes of
scaffold accidents is nearly always the negligence of a party who is not
the injured worker. An estimated 2.3 million construction workers utilize
scaffolding on a regular basis. This account for approximately 65 percent
of all workers in the construction industry.
When considering the causes of scaffold accident, the vast majority of
these accidents are the result of planking or support giving way or breaking
down. On the list of the causes of scaffold accidents, about 75 percent
are the result of planking or support giving way.
When it comes to causes of scaffold accidents, the next two leading causes
are workers being struck by a falling object and a worker slipping. OSHA
advises that nearly all causes of scaffold accidents would be prevented
if employers complied with established safety guidelines.
Getting Justice and Proper Compensation in Your Scaffold Accident Case
A scaffold accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm tirelessly strives to
make sure clients obtain appropriate compensation, no matter the underlying
causes of scaffold accidents. The nature and extend of compensation in
a scaffold accident case depends on the facts and circumstances underlying
the accident itself. With that noted, there are types of losses our firm
commonly seeks to have compensated for our clients. These include:
- pain and suffering
- emotional pain and mental anguish
- medical bills and expenses
- lost wages
- permanent disability
- permanent disfigurement
The legal team at our firm understand that, no matter the underlying causes
of scaffold accidents, you may face ongoing losses. Therefore, we work
to ensure that you obtain appropriate compensation not only for your existing
damages and injuries, but also for those losses you likely will face in
Because injuries sustained in scaffold accidents usually are severe, you
may face ongoing medical care and treatment for an extended period of
time. You may endure chronic pain. You may not be able to return to work
any time soon, if ever.
These all represent the types of future losses for which we can seek compensation
for you. In addition, you may be entitled to what are known as punitive
or exemplary damages. These damages represent additional compensation
you may be able to receive in a scaffold injury lawsuit. This compensation
is awarded as a means of punishing the party that caused the accident
and your injuries for particularly egregious conduct.
The Doan Law Firm Scaffold Accident Attorney Fee Guarantee
The Doan Law Firm provides our clients with an attorney fee guarantee.
At our firm, you will never be charged an attorney fee in your case until
we obtain a settlement or judgment for you.
At the time we begin assisting you with your scaffold accident case, we
enter into a contingency fee agreement with you. Pursuant to the fee arrangement,
we mutually agree on a fee for legal services, which will be a reasonable
percentage of any settlement or judgment obtained in your case.
Retain a Skilled, Experienced Doan Law Firm Scaffold Accident Lawyer Today
The first step in protecting your legal rights in a scaffolding accident
case is to retain the services of a scaffold injury lawyer. You can schedule
an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm scaffold accident lawyer
right now by calling our personal injury hotline at (800) 349-0000. Our
personal injury hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
52 weeks a year. This includes all major holidays.
We can schedule an initial consultation with you at any one of our offices
located across the United States. We can meet with you in your home, or
at the hospital, depending on your specific circumstances. In addition,
we can arrange for an online virtual consultation.
At an initial consultation, we will provide a case evaluation. In addition,
we will answer all of the questions you may have about the scaffold accident,
your injuries, and your rights. Keep in mind that The Doan Law Firm charges
nothing for an initial consultation about your case.