The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that 65 percent of construction employees frequently work on scaffolding. Meanwhile, some of the most common types of construction injuries involve falls from scaffolding, lifts, and ladders. Falls can result in brain damage, injuries to the spinal cord, and other effects leading to astronomical medical expenses and the need for extensive rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident, our attorneys at Golitko & Daly in Indianapolis, IN, can help you collect maximum compensation in order to rebuild your life in the wake of loss. To schedule a free case evaluation, please contact us today.
Our attorneys have a proven track record of reaching settlement agreements with liable parties, in addition to fighting for workers who have been denied workers' compensation benefits.
Investigating the Cause of Injury
Our attorneys are experts in handling cases of construction accidents and job-related injuries. Working on a scaffolding structure involves many dangers. Slips, trips, and falls can occur while climbing and working, or as a result of equipment failure and other accidents. We will investigate whether the cause was related to negligence, defects, improper training and systems, failure to comply with OSHA regulations, or other factors. Meanwhile, we can help you file your workers' compensation claim to illustrate the full extent of your injury and loss, and to ensure that you are not denied benefits. The sooner you can meet with one of our expert attorneys, the sooner we can begin to build a compelling case on your behalf.
Identifying Liable Parties
Even though your injury may have occurred on the job, it may be more than a workers' compensation case. Establishing liability for your construction accident can also involve investigating several third parties, including:
- Equipment Manufacturers: The company that manufactured or designed the scaffolding and construction materials can be held liable when the equipment fails.
- General and Subcontractors: If a workplace is unsafe because the proper equipment and training was not up to standards, a contractor can be held liable for contributing to your injury.
- Delivery Services: Our attorneys will investigate whether a delivery service may have played a role in the damage or placement of the equipment, which may have led to an injury.
- Fellow Workers: At times, fellow employees may misuse safety equipment, causing a dangerous situation. Their negligence may have directly or indirectly lead to your accident.
A Proven Record of Achieving Rightful Settlements
A fall from a scaffolding structure can lead to some of the most devastating construction site injuries. Injured workers can be burdened with a lifetime of medical bills, therapy, and required assistance. A fall or slip can result in paralysis, broken limbs, trauma, and other long-lasting repercussions. Our attorneys have a proven track record of reaching settlement agreements with liable parties, in addition to fighting for workers who have been denied workers' compensation benefits.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Our attorneys at Galitko & Daly provide the expert representation necessary to help injured workers collect just compensation. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our OSHA-certified construction accident attorneys, please contact us today.