Common Causes of Fatal Accidents in Charlotte North Carolina
Jan 7, 2018 by content
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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), ladder accidents cause more construction-related deaths than any other type of construction accident in the United States. The dangerous nature of scaffolding and ladder equipment has led to strict OSHA requirements for construction workers. Yet, thousands of construction workers are injured or die from ladder and scaffolding falls annually.
If you or your loved one was injured or died tragically from a construction accident, obtain experienced legal help. The right law firm will help identify all potential sources of recovery to assist you or your loved one.
At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we have more than 50 years of combined experience advocating for injured construction workers. We are committed to helping you obtain the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive. If a third party’s negligent action caused the scaffolding accident, we will pursue additional compensation through a personal injury claim. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with highly skilled Charlotte scaffolding-fall accident attorneys.
Scaffolding and ladder accidents can result in serious and life-threatening injuries. Complications with scaffolding equipment can vary greatly. Scaffolding equipment has been known to touch power lines, often resulting in electric shock and electrocution. Unfortunately, faulty equipment can also cause construction workers to fall several feet. Construction workers have even been trapped under scaffolding equipment that collapsed unexpectedly.
The unstable nature of ladders has also led to serious manufacturing and construction accidents. In some situations, a ladder may not have been safely positioned or a worker could have fallen from an unsafe surface. The extent of injuries involved in a scaffolding or construction accident can vary greatly depending on the circumstances involved in the accident.
If you or your loved one was involved in a work-related construction accident, your employer may be obligated to cover your medical bills through North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system. This may seem straightforward but employer’s insurance companies are known to push back on the amount of benefits injured workers can obtain. We are prepared to overcome this challenge. Our law firm has access to medical specialists who can help us demonstrate the full extent of medical treatment you will need.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys will seek to maximize your sources of recovery, if a third-party’s negligent actions ultimately caused the ladder or scaffolding accident. We work with industry-leading experts including product design experts. We are prepared to conduct an investigation to determine if a defective product design or faulty equipment ultimately led to the accident. Our legal team will also pursue a personal injury claim if a contractor, subcontractor or another third party can be held liable.
We are committed to helping you obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to recover. Our workers’ compensation lawyers will make sure you obtain the full amount of benefits you need based on your medical condition. If a third party can be held accountable, we will also pursue maximum compensation through a personal injury claim. Put our firm’s experience and dedication to work for you. Contact us today to meet with a highly skilled Gastonia ladder fall accident lawyer.