California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Scaffolding Accidents
Construction and factory work are among the most dangerous industries in the United States, and scaffolding work is one of the most dangerous components of the job. Trip and fall accidents and falls from heights are some of the leading causes of workplace fatalities nationwide. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or worse in a scaffolding accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover your losses. Do not let your employer or insurance provider tell you otherwise.
With help from an experienced workers’ comp attorney, you can get the compensation you and your family deserve after your scaffold injury. The workers’ compensation attorney at Invictus Law, P.C. is ready to help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits and other options for recovery after your scaffold collapse, scaffold fall, or other scaffolding incident. We’ll investigate the circumstances of your accident, build your workers’ comp claim, and fight for your right to maximum compensation for the harm you have endured.
Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents
Scaffolding accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Rarely do they occur in a vacuum; typically, something had to go wrong for a scaffold accident to occur. Whether the scaffolding collapsed or the worker fell over the side, it’s likely that someone made a mistake along the way. Regardless of the cause, however, the worker is entitled to workers’ comp benefits.
Some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents include:
- Object dropped from a height
- Scaffold collapse
- Insufficient railings and other safety fixtures
- Unsecure scaffolding
- Damaged guardrails, toe boards, planking, or hoists
- Lack of proper maintenance
- Lack of proper safety training or guidance
- Insufficient supervision
- Lack of proper inspection of safety equipment
Common Injuries After a Scaffolding Accident
Scaffolding accidents can be extremely dangerous. Workers on scaffolding tend to be elevated one or more stories in the air; a fall from that height can cause serious, permanent damage, and it is often fatal. If the scaffold collapses with the worker, the lumber or steel components of the scaffold can cause additional damage to the elevated worker as well as anyone who happens to be located underneath.
At Invictus Law, P.C., we help victims of scaffolding accidents recover workers’ comp benefits for all manner of injuries, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken knees, wrists, legs, and arms
- Broken fingers
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Organ damage
If you’ve suffered a serious scaffolding injury, or if someone you love was killed on the job while working on an elevated surface, you have the right to seek workers’ comp benefits. Talk to an experienced California scaffold injury lawyer to discuss your claims and how to maximize your benefits.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits After a Scaffolding Accident
If you were hurt in a scaffold accident while on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. The insurance provider may try to downplay your injuries or nickel and dime you on your claims, but you are entitled to complete repayment of associated medical bills along with certain other benefits. Our workers’ comp attorney will help you collect the maximum available benefits, including:
- Medical bills and associated expenses
- Temporary disability benefits for your lost wages while recovering
- Permanent disability benefits, if applicable
- Supplemental job displacement benefits, if your injuries are so severe as to require you to change positions or careers
- Death benefits, should your loved one lose their life in a scaffold accident
Invictus Law is Here to Help With Your Scaffold Accident Claims in Orange County and the Inland Empire
If you’ve been injured in a scaffold accident or during any other construction work in California and need help securing thorough, comprehensive workers’ compensation benefits, contact a stellar, compassionate Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711. We serve clients across Orange County and the Inland Empire, with offices in Orange and Ontario.