Construction accidents can be very serious, especially when they are caused by the use of materials such as scaffolding. If you are injured in this type of accident, the help of a free lawyer will be essential to assert your rights as a victim.
In the construction industry, the most serious injuries to workers are often caused by falls from scaffolding. The height to which they may be exposed and the lack of proper safety equipment are often the main causes of these types of incidents.
According to figures from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 2.3 million workers in the United States use scaffolding during their workday, while at least 4,500 are injured in this type of accident annually.
If you are the victim of a construction scaffolding accident, contact our free attorneys to get the benefits you deserve. At Conexión Legal we can help you, call now at 1800 201 1220 and get a complete personalized and free advice to find the best solution to your case.
What injuries can I suffer in a scaffolding accident?
Injuries in scaffolding accidents tend to be among the most serious that can occur in the construction industry, mainly due to the height to which workers on these metal structures can often be exposed.
Among the most common injuries in scaffolding accidents we can mention the following:
- Bone fractures.
- Brain damage and contusions.
- Spinal column injuries.
- Damage to internal organs.
- Open wounds.
Each of these injuries may require significant medical expenses, which will surely have high costs that may exceed the employee’s budget, so it is important to immediately apply for the benefits that by law correspond to him/her, with the advice of free accident attorneys.
What benefits can a scaffolding accident victim receive?
When you suffer a scaffolding accident, you will be protected by the Worker’s Compensation Law, which is a Federal law that obliges all employers to guarantee their workers access to insurance that can provide worker’s compensation in case of accidents.
In this sense, when you are involved as a victim in a scaffolding accident, you will have the right to receive workers’ compensation, which will help you to cover different expenses that usually arise after suffering injuries in an accident.
This compensation will allow you to cover medical bills, prescription drug expenses, x-ray studies, lost wages as a result of the accident, among many other expenses related to the accident.
How can I receive workers’ compensation for scaffolding accidents?
Generally, you will only have to notify your employer about the accident you have suffered, so that they can contact the insurance company and immediately start the process to provide you with the compensation you are entitled to by law.
However, there are cases in which it is possible that the insurance company does not provide you with the amount you are entitled to as a victim of the accident, or does not take into account each of the expenses you have to incur after the accident.
To avoid this type of situation, it is important that you contact free construction accident lawyers who can provide you with the legal advice you need, ensuring that you receive the right amount for the injuries you have suffered.
If you are a victim of a scaffolding accident, contact now our team at Conexión Legal at 1800 201 1220 or via WhatsApp, and receive the attention of experts who know your rights very well and will put you in contact with free lawyers in Spanish, who will be able to provide you with the quality service you need.
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