Falls From Scaffolding and Ladders
The construction industry is among the most dangerous in the U.S. in terms of workplace injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that falls from scaffolding, ladders and roofs are the single leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.Some of these accidents are the result of worker carelessness, while others are caused by poorly constructed scaffolds. Although OSHA has issued specific standards for the construction and maintenance of scaffolding, these regulations are frequently violated. Scaffolding can collapse or tip if they are overloaded or improperly balanced.
Did You Suffer A Permanent Injury?
Did you suffer permanent injuries when you fell from a ladder or scaffold? If a third party constructed a scaffold improperly, you may also be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. We advocate for injured individuals in both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.
At The Maguire Law Firm in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we represent workers who are injured in construction site accidents.