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Most common Construction Accidents: Falls from scaffoldings, rooftops, ladders

Have you been seriously injured due to a fall from heights on a construction site, like scaffolding or ladder?

Falls present some of the biggest dangers on construction sites, from losing your footing on a rooftop, to falling from an open floor or from an improperly set up scaffolding. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics study, 72% of scaffold-related injuries can be attributed to the planking or support giving way, or the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object.

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), "workers have a right to a safe workplace. The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthful workplaces." So if you have been injured on the project site and have serious injuries as a result of a fall or falling object, you might be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, pain, and lost income.

If you have been injured on a project site and have serious injuries as a result of a fall or falling object, you may be entitled to compensation. The law limits the time you have to file a claim. Time may be running out! Fill out the form or call us at
1-866-829-2169 to speak with a local attorney, in minutes.

Should I contact an attorney for a scaffolding-related fall?

To help evaluate the need for a personal injury lawyer, see if you answer 'yes' to any of the following questions:

  • Was the fall caused by improper setup or lack of proper safety training?
  • Was the fall accident due to weak planking or insecure bracing?
  • Was there a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) provided at the job site?
  • Was the injury caused by a falling load or an object?

Injuries from scaffolding accidents and falling objects on construction sites can vary, from minor bumps and bruises, to orthopedic (bone fractures, etc), to severe brain damages and even fatalities. Determining if you have a construction accident claim as a result of falling from scaffolding or heights can be difficult and you are best to leave it to the experts. This is why it is recommended to contact an injury attorney, who will investigate on your behalf, usually without any fees upfront, to determine if you have a successful claim. If you do have a claim, your attorney can work towards winning you the compensation you deserve for your pain, lost income and medical bills.

How to determine if you should contact a lawyer for other construction related accidents?

We've assembled a list of OSHA's Top 10 most frequent safety citations on a construction site. If you have been seriously injured as a result of any of these categories, it is possible that the employer is in violation of a variety of various Safety Standards. You should consider seeing an attorney for a free consultation. Only an attorney can tell you if you might be entitled to a compensation for your injuries.

  1. Fall from heights protections
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Electrical, wiring methods
  9. Machine guarding
  10. Electrical, general requirements

Note that if a construction related accident led to death, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

  Have your construction accident injury claim evaluated for free by a personal injury lawyer or call 1-866-829-2169 now!

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