St. Louis Lawyers For Construction Workers Injured In Scaffolding Falls
Working at elevated heights is one of the many dangers of construction work. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20 percent of nonfatal injuries to construction workers are from falls. Workers on scaffolds are at an increased risk for serious injuries from falls.
At the Hullverson Law Firm, we represent injured construction workers in workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We have experience with construction site accidents and the workers’ comp claims process. We can also represent you in claims against a negligent third party such as a subcontractor.
For a free consultation with a Missouri scaffolding accident attorney, contact Hullverson Law Firm in St. Louis.
Accidents At Elevated Heights
A scaffolding collapse or a fall from a scaffold may cause serious injuries such as:
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Joint injuries
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
Any of these injuries may prevent a person from returning to construction work. Whether you suffer temporary or permanent disability, you will need compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and related expenses.
There can be many causes of scaffolding accidents. Improper setup can cause the scaffold to collapse. Defective or worn parts can also result in a collapse. Using a scaffold incorrectly or overloading it can cause a collapse or a fall.
When we review your case, we will determine whether a negligent third party was responsible for your accident. We can file a separate personal injury suit against negligent third parties when appropriate.