Scaffolding accident lawyers help workers who have been injured by a falling scaffolding apparatus. This usually happens in the construction workplace. Scaffolding erected along the side of buildings presents an added level of risk to construction work. Whenever working on height occurs, the risk workers falling is increased. Complicating this risk is the fact that many Texas employers do not carry workers’ compensation insurance. Also complicating such situations is the fact that scaffolding is often assembled by an outside contractor rather than by the construction company whose workers will actually use the scaffolding.
The fact that many Texas employers lack worker’s compensation insurance means the employees of these non-
subscribing employers must seek compensation through personal injury lawsuits against either their employers or the subcontractor who assembled the scaffolding. Pursuing a workplace injury case against a party that is not the injured worker’s employer is referred to as a third-party claim.
The injuries from scaffolding falls can be very serious and often include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
When such serious injuries occur, it is often necessary to consult with a life care planner who can provide a more accurate analysis of an injured person’s future needs.
Usually when there has been a scaffolding accident, the insurance company and OSHA appear immediately on the scene to conduct their investigations. The interests of the insurance company and OSHA are not in any way aligned – the former has the motivation to find fault with the employees while OSHA conducts a more independent review of the cause of the accident. When you hire the proper lawyer for your case immediately after the injury, he or she has the ability to conduct an investigation on YOUR behalf. Call us today for a free evaluation of your claim.