Scaffolding Accident?



If you suffer an injury at work due to a scaffolding accident,whascafolding accidentst action should you take and how do you claim compensation?
Michael E. Seelie counsels clients in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, and Lake City that have have construction site or work place accidents.

Construction sites are renowned for being dangerous working environments which is why there are so many health and safety laws in place to ensure that your employer takes every step possible to protect you from injury.

If you suffer an injury as a result of a scaffolding accident, who should you claim compensation from?

Who Is Responsible For The Scaffolding Accident?
The responsibility for the accident usually either rests with your employer, or the company that erected the scaffolding, or on some occasions both of them. Once you have a workers compensation attorney acting for you they will examine the evidence to find out who was responsible for the problem with the scaffolding. Evidence will need to be secured to support your claim and this should be obtained as close to the time of the accident as possible to provide you with the best prospect of making a successful claim.

In addition to securing the evidence to support the liability claim for the accident, your attorney will also obtain medical evidence to confirm the injuries sustained by you, and evidence to support any lost earnings or any other expenses or losses incurred by you.

    • What Can Cause A Scaffolding Accident?

      1)There can be a variety of causes for a scaffolding accident, but common causes of injuries are:
      2)The scaffold collapsing in part or completely causing you to fall to the ground
      3)The scaffolding planks collapsing as you walk on them
      4)Items being dropped from above, or falling from scaffolding above onto you and causing injury
      5)people falling directly from the scaffolding due to the safety rail giving way