Construction sites and remodeling projects usually include scaffolding provided for the workers. Often the scaffolding is put in place by a contractor who provides scaffolding to many building sites. This scaffolding may not have been well-maintained and in some cases collapses and causes catastrophic injuries in the workers who were using it. If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury due to a scaffolding fall at work, it is crucial that you contact an attorney. With the assistance of a personal injury attorney from Shea & Shea, fair and full compensation for the workplace injury can be sought.
Scaffolding falls account for 18% of all construction accident fatalities. These accidents are far too frequent, and in many cases the accident results in terrible physical damage, such as head, neck, spine and brain injuries. These catastrophic injuries can mean a lifetime of medical care, and in the most tragic cases, death. If you or a loved one was injured in one of these deadly accidents, the legal team at Shea & Shea would like to review and evaluate your case in order to determine how to proceed with your claim for damages. In each claim, depending on the injuries sustained, there will be different types of compensation sought. A personal injury attorney from Shea & Shea will determine what types of claims should be made in your case. It is likely that there are many types of claims that you may not have considered as being important for your future, including wage loss and future wage loss.
Sadly, on many construction sites the recommended safety rules are not strictly followed. This can result in dangerous scaffolding falls. A large percentage of fatal scaffolding falls are from 20 feet or lower. The height of the fall may not determine the severity of the accident. At Shea & Shea, the legal team can help you recover compensation for the serious injuries you sustained due to unsafe scaffolding.