Scaffolds are temporary platform structures built for workers on commercial and industrial construction sites so workers can reach heights out of their reach. Bricklayers, painters, miners and electricians all use scaffolds to elevate themselves in their respective trades.
When the scaffolding fails, when the proper procedures are not in place, dangerous falls can cause catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents. If you were injured in a fall off a ladder, scaffolding, roof, or other construction-related area, and were not provided adequate safety protection, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Nationwide, about 88 people fall to their deaths in scaffolding accidents each year. Many more workers are seriously injured in falls, but survive.
Common Faults of Scaffolding:
- Support failures
- Bracing improperly attached
- Missing boards
- Ladder upside down or not attached properly
- Plank slippage
- Missing base plates or rotten sole boards
Negligence in any of these areas puts not only the construction workers in extreme danger, but it also endangers all of the innocent people walking on the streets below.
Sacramento Scaffold Accident Attorney
At Bowman & Associates, you can find a Sacramento scaffold accident lawyer who knows the law and who will fight for complete compensation for an injured worker. Each client receives the highest level of personal service and each matter receives the highest level of personal attention. Our firm was designed to provide the quality legal representation each client deserves.
Our experienced construction accident attorneys are well-versed in federal and Northern California state laws governing scaffolding accidents. The skilled personal injury lawyers of Bowman & Associates have resources to fully investigate the causes of the accidents in which our clients are injured. We can help you pursue maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered due to a fall from a scaffold or other construction injury.