Scaffolding Accident

Scaffolding Accident AttorneySome jobs are more dangerous than others and pose a risk to the wellbeing of the employee. Construction jobs, in particular, are notably dangerous, especially when scaffolding is involved. Scaffolding is the construction of the temporary outer walls of buildings. Performing this job duty carries many risks that can result in workers sustaining serious injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), accidents involving scaffolding account for around 4,500 injuries and 60 deaths per year and occur for numerous reasons.

Causes of Scaffolding Accidents

A variety of issues can cause a scaffolding accident, but some are more common than others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 72% of workers who were injured in scaffolding accidents reported that they fell due to a lack of support beneath them, slipped and tripped, or were struck by a falling object. Some of the other common causes of these kinds of accidents include the following:

  • Improper construction

  • Inadequate maintenance

  • Inadequate or no fall protection

  • Missing support pieces

Common Scaffolding Accident Injuries

Certain types of injuries are prevalent after a worker has endured a scaffolding accident. These include:

  • Broken bones or fractures

  • Neck and spine injuries

  • Permanent disabilities

  • Punctured organs

  • Traumatic brain injuries

Scaffolding accident injuries often result in costly medical bills and other expenses, which can be a financial burden. A worker who sustains such serious injuries can also find it impossible to work for an extended amount of time. It is essential that Wisconsin workers know that all injuries sustained while performing job duties are covered under worker's compensation law.

Worker's Compensation Claims After Scaffolding Accident

Employees can claim worker's compensation after being involved in a scaffolding accident. Under worker's compensation laws, injured employees can receive the following benefits:

  • Partial wages

  • Full reimbursement of medical expenses

  • Rehabilitative treatment

  • Ongoing care

  • Permanent Partial Disability

Unfortunately, many employers deny worker's compensation claims. If you sustained an injury in a scaffolding accident, trust the worker's compensation attorneys at Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf to get you the compensation you're entitled to by law. We have represented the injured worker since 1948 and continue to seek justice for those denied benefits. Contact us at (414) 395-5813 today for a free case evaluation.

Frequent Questions

You have a claim if you suffered a loss because of a job-related injury. This means that, to get worker's compensation, you have to show three things:

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