West Virginia Scaffold Accident Attorneys
Any construction work done at a height comes with serious risk. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined a “fatal four”—the four most common ways that workers are killed on construction sites. Leading this fatal four in terms of causes of death: Falls. In 2015, nearly 39% of all fatalities on construction sites were caused by falls. It should come as no surprise that the OSHA regulation most commonly cited as the subject of a violation on an OSHA-inspected job site is the regulation governing fall protection.
Scaffold accidents often a source of fall injuries
Work done with the help of scaffolding is one of the most common ways that a worker will be at an elevation on a job site, and thus a common source of serious injury to workers. If you have been injured in a scaffold accident, you may be facing serious physical injuries and major expenses. Don’t struggle on your own to get paid; let us help. Contact the West Virginia construction accident lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson as soon as possible after a scaffold accident.
Why do scaffold accidents happen?
Erecting and using scaffolding are two demanding tasks that require care and precision. When those responsible fail to dedicate their care and attention to these tasks, workers run the risk of suffering serious injuries. Common causes of scaffold accidents include:
- Use of old or poorly-maintained scaffolding
- Failure to properly construct scaffolding
- Guard rails or side brackets not used when constructing scaffolding
- Placement of scaffold on an unstable surface
Getting the compensation you need after a workplace accident
More construction workers suffer serious or fatal injuries than workers in any other occupation. Those on a construction site risk their well-being, and sometimes even their lives, to do what they do. They deserve to know that, should an accident occur, they’ll receive the support they need to recover and provide for themselves or their families. At Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson, our dedicated and aggressive Martinsburg workplace injury lawyers will investigate your claims thoroughly, determining whether you may have the basis for a lawsuit after an on-the-job scaffold accident. Our lawyers have assisted hundreds of West Virginia accident victims in obtaining the compensation they deserve after an accident, and we can help you, too.
Get Help from Experienced Attorneys after a Serious Scaffold Accident in West Virginia
If you’ve been hurt in a scaffold accident while on the job in West Virginia, get help seeking the money you need for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering by contacting the effective and dedicated Martinsburg construction accident lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson for a consultation, at 304-263-0900.