Workers Compensation Scaffolding Accident Injury Claims
Thousands of construction workers suffer serious or fatal injuries each year due to improper scaffolding safety precautions and employer negligence. We have successfully handled many catastrophic workers’ compensation and personal injury claims involving scaffolding or ladder accidents.
There are three basic types of scaffolds:
1) Supported scaffolds. One or more platforms supported by load-bearing members such as poles, legs, frames, or outriggers.
2) Suspended scaffolds. One or more platforms suspended by ropes or other overhead support.
3) Other scaffolds include vehicles or machinery (man lifts and personal hoists) that can be regarded as forms of supported scaffolding.
The most important issue regarding scaffolding and ladder accidents is the factor of a higher risk of more serious personal injury to the injured worker. These accidents can result in prolonged physical suffering, longer out-of-work periods, and more costly medical treatment and rehabilitation costs.
Raleigh NC Workers Compensation Attorneys Helping Injured Workers
If you are injured in a scaffolding accident at work, you should consider the help of an aggressive, experienced North Carolina workers’ comp attorney to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injury.
If you have trouble understanding workers’ compensation terms, or dealing with the workers’ comp process while you are trying to get better, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. Call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online.
This article regarding scaffolding accidents and workers’ compensation claims is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, you may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation attorney at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC that has experience in these matters.