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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 the future.

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.

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Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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