It is a well established fact that construction sites are one of the most dangerous workplaces, even with safety protocols in place. For construction work that requires scaffolds and people working at significant heights, the danger is even more pronounced. If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident in California, the knowledgeable and compassionate injury attorneys at Deldar Legal are here to help. Call the office or contact us today to learn more about how our office will zealously advocate for the compensation you deserve and to schedule a free consultation of your case.
Common Scaffolding Accidents
Scaffolding accidents can take many forms and cause devastating injuries to those hurt. The victims of scaffolding accidents can include those on the scaffold at the time of the accident as well as those working around scaffolding equipment. Some of the most common scaffolding accidents that occur in California include the following:
- Collapsing Scaffolds: A scaffold collapse can injure multiple people in a single accident. Not only are workers on the scaffold hurt in the collapse, but others working near the scaffolding at the time of the accident can also be crushed.
- Falls from Scaffolds: The nature of a scaffold is to allow a worker to operate at significant heights at a construction site. If there are not adequate guardrails or safety lines for workers, they can easily fall from great heights that either cause catastrophic injury or death.
- Falling Tools and Debris: Another common accident involves tools and other debris falling from scaffolds and striking people below. Heavy tools, construction materials, and other supplies kept on scaffolds can easily fall and hurt others if not properly secured.
- Electrocution Accidents: Power lines are meant to stay above the ground to keep people safe, but scaffolding can put workers at the same height as those electrical lines. The chances of a power line touching scaffolding and electrocuting anyone on it is significantly greater than if someone is working on the ground.
How can an Attorney Help?
Hiring an experienced California scaffold accident attorney after an injury can be the critical difference in getting the compensation you deserve after an accident. A lawyer can first ensure that all of the proper paperwork and documentation is submitted to protect your claims. An attorney can also help you preserve evidence, as most construction sites want to clean up and get back to work as soon as possible. Your lawyer can also help identify liable parties to the accident and negotiate with insurance companies to reach a settlement that reflects the full and fair value of your loss. Talk to our office today to learn more about how an attorney can help after your scaffolding accident.
Call or Contact Our Office
At Deldar Legal, we understand the pain that comes with a scaffolding accident, and we will fight ardently for the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our office.