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Columbia Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

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Scaffolding is commonly used in construction sites and a variety of other industries. Scaffolding is comprised of simple platforms or complex structures. However, when scaffolding is not properly constructed or maintained, construction workers and even pedestrians can be placed in harm’s way.

If you have suffered a serious injury from a scaffolding accident in Columbia or Lexington, our legal team at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC can help you recover your entitled compensation. We can thoroughly assess your case and determine whether to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, a personal injury lawsuit, or both. Let our firm protect your rights and best interests from start to finish.

Contact us today at (803) 359-3301 to request a free case evaluation.

Liability in Scaffolding Falls

Scaffolding refers to temporary structures for workers to reach higher areas during construction, repair, or maintenance of buildings and other structures. Contractors and other parties in charge are responsible for ensuring workers are reasonably safe from falls.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards for fall protection and scaffolding in the construction industry and other fields of work. Additionally, the federal agency requires employers to have a qualified person train all employees who work on scaffolding or ladders to spot hazards and understand the ways to maintain a safe work environment.

The following are common causes of scaffolding accidents:

  • Improper construction of scaffolding

  • Inadequate or weak planking

  • Inadequate work training

  • Improper scaffolding maintenance

  • Lack of access to safety equipment

  • Working with untrained or negligent coworkers

  • Failure to protect workers from falling objects

However, it is not uncommon for employers or supervisors to cut corners by not training workers or failing to provide them with the proper safety equipment. When this occurs, negligent contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties may be held liable for the losses suffered by injured workers.

Common injuries from scaffolding accidents include:

  • Broken or fractured bones

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Neck and back injuries

  • Leg injuries

  • Deep cuts and lacerations

  • Internal bleeding

  • Paralysis

While an injury from a scaffolding accident will generally result in workers’ compensation benefits— provided by the employer—to pay for medical expenses and lost income, an injured worker may also pursue a third party claim to recover pain and suffering and any additional damages, which is more money than a workers’ comp claim alone. Our firm can investigate the accident, determine all the liable parties, and take legal action on behalf of the injured party.

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Our legal team will work tirelessly to obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. Let us fight for you inside and outside the courtroom and ensure you obtain compensation to make the best possible recovery from injury.

Call (803) 359-3301 or fill out our online contact form today to discuss your case with our Columbia scaffolding accident attorney.

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