Fresno Workers' Comp Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Scaffolding Accidents At Work
A scaffolding is a platform on which workers are able to stand and place work related tools so that they can have a safe surface to perform functions that require working above ground level. Scaffolds are used at construction sites, by painters, window washers, roofers and many other trades. Although normally safe, scaffolding can cause accidents when they are improperly assembled, maintained or if the wind knocks them about. Scaffolding that collapses due to improper assembly or because of poor maintenance of the platform, rope or poles that keep it upright can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, head, neck and back injuries and even death. The wind blowing on buildings when scaffolding is being used for painting or window washing can cause a scaffold to swing violently, either tossing the occupants off or causing them to strike against the building or scaffold.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident, contact a Fresno workers' comp attorney to discuss your claim. You are entitled to benefits under workers' compensation laws that include your medical costs and income payments. However, if you are injured due to negligence caused by another because of faulty maintenance or improper assembly of the scaffolding and that party is not your employer, you may be able to pursue additional compensation for your full loss of wages as well as pain and suffering.
Consult with a Workers' Comp Attorney
Pacific Attorney Group offers clients personal service and caring legal representation. We understand that serious injuries are a difficult thing to face, especially when you are unable to work and provide for your family. With our aggressive approach towards your claim, we will ensure you obtain all benefits you are entitled to, in addition to seeking any other source of compensation that may apply.
When injured in a scaffolding accident,
contact a Fresno Workers' Comp Lawyer
to discuss your injuries.