Scaffolding Accidents

We provide meaningful representation to construction workers and others with scaffolding injuries

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 54 fatalities in 2009 caused by scaffolds and staging, including injuries from falling objects, slip and fall accidents and collapsed scaffolding. According to the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), all of these should be avoidable if companies comply with safety regulations.

Texas attorney Harry S. Bates is a certified specialist by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury law and litigation. The Bates Law Firm uses this expertise, along with more than 25 years in the field, to develop a strategy which may result in a fair settlement for scaffolding injuries from construction accidents and other industrial accidents.

Obtaining compensation for scaffolding injuries

OSHA and BLS studies have shown that 25 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents had received no scaffold safety training and that 77 percent of scaffolds were not equipped with guardrails. OSHA believes that compliance with safety standards and proper education of employers and workers could save 50 lives and prevent 4,500 accidents every year. Scaffolding safety is imperative in the construction industry - in 2009 alone, 41 out of 54 scaffolding-related fatalities resulted from scaffolding falls.

The Bates Law Firm provides seasoned representation to workers and others who are injured in scaffolding accidents resulting from a variety of causes:

  • Employer failure to enforce OSHA standards and safety regulations
  • Improper employee training
  • Coworker negligence or failure to follow OSHA standards and safety regulations
  • Defects in scaffolding and platforms

If an accident occurs at work, we help you with all aspects of your workers compensation claim, from the initial filing to appeals. When you injury is caused by third-party negligence, we aggressively seek compensation for you.

Types of scaffolding accidents

According to BLS, 72 percent of scaffold injuries are attributed to people or objects falling off the scaffolding. Our San Antonio attorney strives to help you recover compensation for injuries caused by all types of scaffold-related hazards:

  • Falls
  • Structural instability
  • Falling objects
  • Electrocution
  • Overloading

We also help after falls from ladders, aerial lifts, stilts, cranes and other accidents.

Contact a San Antonio injury lawyer with a record of results

With a record recovered in verdicts and settlements, Harry S. Bates is an attorney you can rely on for experienced and attentive representation. To learn more about scaffolding accidents and recovering for injuries, contact us online or call 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777 for a free initial consultation or 24/7 emergency service.