West Virginia Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
Serious Injury and Death Can Result from Scaffolding Accidents
Scaffolding structures are widely used in many of the country's most dangerous industries. Temporary and permanent, elevated or suspended platforms bring a workman to very high, sometimes stratospheric, off-the-ground worksites. These structures can be seen throughout West Virginia, not only at construction sites, but at coal mines, in shipyards and marine terminals. When these staging structures fail, serious injuries can result. Broken bones, back and spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injury can cause paralysis and even death. When you or a family member has been injured in a scaffolding accident, it is vital to contact an experienced West Virginia personal injury attorney who has the commitment and mission to protect your rights to full compensation.
West Virginia Scaffolding Accident Attorney
Scaffolding accidents are usually the result of defective equipment or negligent construction, tear-down and maintenance of the scaffolding. Studies show that about 10,000 of the 500,000 injuries that occur annually on construction sites are scaffold accidents. The majority are due to:
Platform planking or deck supports giving way
Slippery or uneven walking or work surfaces
Being struck while on scaffolding by falling objects
Fall accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death. Prevention of serious injuries from falls and other scaffold-related accidents is mandatory for every employer in West Virginia. Identify defective equipment, as well as training employees in all aspects of scaffolding construction, maintenance and dismantling, is also the responsibility of an employer. All too often the safety and protection of employees comes second to "getting the job done."
At the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC we understand the laws and rules regulating complex working environments. Whether you have been injured at a construction site, in a mine, in a factory or a shipyard, we can review the circumstances of your accident, not only to fully uncover what happened, but also to identify all responsible parties.
If you or someone in your family has suffered injuries due to a scaffolding accident, you owe it to yourself to contact a West Virginia scaffolding accident lawyer at the firm today.