Tinley Park Construction Attorneys
Construction workers often face a higher risk of accidents and injuries than workers in other industries. Construction accidents happen every day, and thousands of workers are injured or killed on the job annually. Tinley Park scaffolding accidents can result in life-changing injuries and even death.
Unlike construction vehicle accidents and defective machinery and equipment accidents, scaffolding accidents include the added dimension of height, which greatly increases the likelihood of severe injury from a fall. Construction accident attorneys know that even with well-maintained, properly installed equipment and training in scaffold safety, brain injury, broken bones and impalement on objects below can result if the parts that make up the scaffolding itself are defective.
Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
Determining liability for scaffolding collapses, falls and other accidents can be difficult. In some cases, an employer may fail to provide proper equipment or observe scaffold safety protocols, exposing workers to unnecessary risks. In other cases, the actions of a third party, such as a property owner or construction subcontractor, may contribute to dangerous working conditions.
A thorough investigation is required to determine all the parties that may be at fault for an accident. Some of the factors that can contribute to a scaffolding accident include the following:
- Issues with scaffolding construction or maintenance, causing unstable scaffolding
- Poor preparation of the site or grounds, resulting in unsafe working conditions
- Unsafe employer practices, such as failing to supervise employees or provide adequate safety equipment
Whether the accident merits a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit depends on the cause. It is possible that both avenues may be open for seeking compensation for injuries or death that occurred due to a construction site scaffolding accident.
Seeking Fair Compensation
Scaffolding accidents often result in debilitating or irreversible conditions, such as brain injury or spinal injury. These conditions can introduce lifelong medical costs and impede the victim’s ability to work gainfully. These injuries can also permanently change the daily quality of life.
If a loved one was killed or you were hurt in a scaffolding accident, you may be able to seek compensation. The construction accident attorneys at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates advocate for the rights of people who have been injured and pursue the compensation their injuries merit. Our attorneys can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the accident to evaluate whether another person’s negligence played a role. We accept most cases on a contingency basis; we only collect payment if we win your case. Contact our law office today at 312-726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.