At Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys, we believe that if you have been injured in a scaffolding accident that was caused by the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you deserve both compassion and compensation for your condition. With offices in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, our workers’ compensation lawyers are available to help injured North Carolina construction workers seek justice for their condition.
If you have fallen from a scaffold at work, you are probably in pain and shock. You don’t know when you will heal or who will pay for your medical expenses. Heights are terrifying for most people, but many construction employees spend a significant amount of their time on scaffoldings and other structures. It is possible that you may be too afraid and too injured to return to your former duties.
To protect your job and your future you need an attorney. Depending on your case, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages by filing for workers’ compensation benefits.
Causes of Scaffolding Accidents and Injuries
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 65 percent of construction employees frequently work on scaffolds, it is not surprising then that some of the most common construction site accidents involve scaffolding. Scaffolding accidents often result in severe and catastrophic injuries. Tragically, many scaffolding accidents could have been prevented with proper preparation and adherence to OSHA standards.
Some of the most common causes of this type of workplace injury include:
- Falls from defective, improperly installed, or unreasonably safe scaffold equipment
- An employer’s failure to ensure the use of protective equipment
- Objects falling onto employees from scaffolds, lifts and ladders
Contact a North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today
To make sure that all our clients are able to afford proper representation, our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if choose to hire our attorneys, we do not charge you any fees until we are able to obtain a favorable outcome for your claim.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to North Carolina scaffolding injury victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of our legal team, please call the 1-866-299-1769.