Scaffolding Accidents Lawyer
Scaffolding work is dangerous work as there is the potential for an employee to fall off the scaffolding or for items from the scaffolding to fall onto workers below. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict rules for fall protection and injury prevention, but those rules are not always followed and they are not always enough to keep people safe.
If you or someone that you love was injured as a result of a scaffolding accident, it is important to understand what your legal rights are. You may be entitled to have medical bills covered, receive disability benefits, and even get compensation for non-financial losses like the pain you endure. If your loved one was killed, death benefits may also be available.
Navigating the legal system to get the money you need and deserve after a scaffolding accident is complicated, but not when you have a dedicated advocate on your side handling your case for you. Attorney Adam Loewy has recovered more than $40 million in compensation for clients, and the Loewy Law Firm has built a strong reputation for providing tough legal representation after scaffolding accidents. Give us a call as soon as possible when you or someone you care about was hurt or killed so we can begin investigating the cause of the incident and pursuing a claim for full and fair compensation.
Your Rights After a Scaffolding Accident
After a Scaffolding accident, you may be able to recover compensation through:
- A workers’ compensation claim, which will provide disability benefits or death benefits, and which will cover your medical costs.
- A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, which is a civil lawsuit you can file to recover compensation for medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost companionship of the deceased, and other economic and non-financial damages.
- An out-of-court settlement, which is an alternative to litigation when the potential defendant or insurer representing the defendant makes you an offer to sign a liability waiver in exchange for a set amount of compensation.
The Loewy Law Firm has experience with all different approaches to recovering accident compensation. While you may be restricted in suing your employer if your company has opted into workers’ compensation, there are many potential defendants in a scaffolding accident case. Possible defendants include building owners, manufacturers of scaffolding, and contractors who may have built the scaffolding incorrectly. We will work hard to help you explore all legal options and identify any individual or company who could be responsible for compensating you for losses.
Getting Help from an Austin Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Scaffolding accidents can cause spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, and broken bones among other serious injuries. Whether you fell off a scaffold or something fell onto you from a scaffold, the injuries you sustain can change your life forever. Whether you need round-the-clock medical care, compensation for your pain, or payment for the end of your career in construction, we will work hard to help you get the funds you need to move on. Call the Loewy Law Firm today to get legal advice and assistance on your scaffolding accident claim.