Arkansas Scaffolding Accident Attorney
Scaffolding Accidents & Work Injury Claims
Scaffolding accidents are some of the most dangerous—and most prevalent—of all construction accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 61 people died in 2018 (the latest year for which data are available) in scaffolding-related accidents in the United States. Approximately 4,500 more are injured annually in scaffolding and structure accidents.
Sadly, scaffolding accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. If you were severely injured or if someone you love died in a scaffolding accident on or near a construction site, Caddell Reynolds Law Firm can help you understand your legal rights and options. You could have grounds to bring a claim against a negligent construction site supervisor, a careless contractor or subcontractor, or the manufacturer of defective scaffolding. Our Arkansas scaffolding accident attorneys know how to investigate these types of claims and are prepared to put over a century of combined experience on your side.
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please call Caddell Reynolds Law Firm at (800) 889-6944 or contact us online today. We are available to assist you 24/7.
Common Scaffolding Accidents & Their Causes
Scaffolding is a necessity on many construction sites. However, it also poses inherent risks to workers who must use heavy machinery and tools while also navigating small walkways high above the ground. Additionally, pedestrians and others on the ground can be severely injured when workers drop tools or objects from scaffolding or when these structures collapse.
Some of the most common types and causes of scaffolding accidents include:
- Scaffolding collapses
- Workers falling from scaffolding
- Falling objects hitting people below
- Safety equipment failures
- Slippery surfaces on scaffolding, leading to slip and falls
- Missing handrails
- Defective or damaged scaffolding
- Improper assembly
- Improper scaffolding placement
While these incidents can happen due to a variety of factors, negligence typically plays a key role in most scaffolding accidents. When manufacturers produce defective equipment, when on-site supervisors fail to follow safety regulations, or when workers act carelessly, innocent people can be severely or even fatally injured.
Scaffolding Accident Injuries & Damages
Due to the nature of scaffolding accidents, victims who survive tend to sustain severe injuries.
Common scaffolding accident injuries include:
- Broken bones/fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These and other related injuries often require emergency medical attention, as well as extensive, ongoing care. When injuries are disabling, the victim may even require in-home care and life-long treatment. They may be unable to return to work temporarily or permanently, and they will likely suffer significant physical pain and emotional distress in addition to these new financial hardships.
If someone else’s negligence was the cause of the scaffolding accident that led to your injuries, you could be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- All medical expenses related to treating your injuries
- Future medical treatment and care costs
- Lost income/wages, including future lost earnings
- Disability/loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If a family member or loved one died due to a scaffolding accident, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for losses such as funeral/burial costs, lost income, and loss of consortium, love, support, and guidance.
How Caddell Reynolds Law Firm Can Help
Since 1989, our firm has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured victims. We represent construction workers, contractors, subcontractors, passersby, and others injured in devastating scaffolding accidents throughout Arkansas. We have multiple office locations to better serve our community and provide legal services in both English and Spanish.
When you choose to work with our team, you will be treated with the compassion, respect, and personalized attention you deserve. Our Arkansas scaffolding accident attorneys will work hard to keep you informed on the status of your case regularly; we are available to answer your questions and address your concerns at any time.
Let us help you maximize your recovery; call (800) 889-6944 or contact us online to get started with a free initial consultation today.
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