Construction sites are considered one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. One task involves working at high elevations on scaffolding, built and designed to support workers and their tools. Unfortunately, scaffolding accidents occur quite often and in a variety to ways, but all resulting in serious bodily injury and even death.
If you suffered an injury after being involved in a scaffolding accident, our Longview construction accident attorneys can help you recover your entitled workers’ compensation, as well as other damages if a third party is involved. With nearly 100 years of collective experience, our legal team possesses the thorough understanding of Texas laws and federal regulations concerning construction sites.
Property owners, construction site managers and foremen, and any third party involved must do their part to ensure that the workers are provided with adequate work equipment and proper safety protocols to protect their bodies and lives from imminent harm. Nevertheless, often protective measures are sacrificed due to deadline demands and profits, resulting in accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
While Texas law requires employers of construction workers to provide workers’ compensation, they may not cover the full extent of the injuries, such as medical expenses, rehabilitative care, lost earnings potential, as well as pain and suffering. However, if a third party is responsible due to the manufacturing or erecting of the scaffolding involved in the accident, an injured party can pursue the maximum amount of damages possible.
Common causes of scaffolding accidents include:
At Erskine & McMahon, LLP, we are committed to fighting for you while you make the best possible recovery. Our Longview construction accident lawyers can conduct an extensive investigation into your accident and help you navigate through the potential complexities of your case. Do not hesitate to get the legal assistance you need to get your life back on track.