Baton Rouge Scaffolding Accidents Attorney
Scaffolding accidents are a leading cause of injury and death at construction sites. At the law firm of Dodson & Hooks, APLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our lawyers provide experienced representation for construction workers who are injured in scaffolding and other types of accidents. Our attorneys also represent family members of people who have died in these accidents. Call 225-756-0222 or toll free at 800-644-0633 for a free initial consultation.
When a construction worker is injured or killed on the job, the employer typically steers the injured worker or his or her survivors to workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are limited. When an accident is caused by the negligence of another party, as is often the case in scaffolding accidents, you may have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can obtain full compensation for everything you have lost.
Negligence and Scaffolding Accidents
Injuries caused by scaffolding accidents are preventable in many cases. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
- 25 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents had received no scaffold safety training
- 77 percent of scaffolds involved in these accidents were not equipped with guardrails
OSHA sets specific safety standards to protect workers from hazards such as falls, falling objects, structural instability, electrocution and overloading. If the contractor responsible for the scaffold did not follow these safety standards, our lawyers can hold the contractor accountable. We can also hold your employer accountable for failure to provide proper training.
It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a scaffolding accident so that evidence of safety violations can be collected and preserved.
Request an Informative Consultation With a Louisiana Injury Lawyer
For experienced and caring representation, contact our Baton Rouge scaffolding accidents lawyers at 225-756-0222 or toll free at 800-644-0633 to schedule an initial consultation.