Falls From Scaffolding

Scaffolding accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the construction industry. Even though OSHA has strict standards for use and maintenance of scaffolding, it’s often not enough to prevent serious accidents from occurring.

If you have been injured, our Myrtle Beach scaffolding accident lawyers can represent you in claiming monetary compensation. We help individuals bring workers’ compensation claims for scaffolding accidents. In addition, if your case qualifies for a personal injury claim, we can represent you through all steps of bringing your claim.

Scaffolding Accident Workers’ Compensation

Employees injured in scaffolding accidents may file a workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers can help you throughout the process to receive compensation for medical care, lost wages and other benefits. Contact us at (843) 279-5240 today for a consultation and to begin working on your case.

Causes of scaffolding accidents

Scaffolding accidents have a variety of causes, including:

  • Poorly constructed or designed scaffolds
  • Overloading
  • Improper balancing
  • Lack of fall protection and PPE
  • Getting struck by a falling object
  • Planking or support giving way
  • Slipping
  • Inadequate safety inspections
  • Poor supervision and management
  • Inattention

In order to receive benefits following a scaffolding accident, the injured worker must prove that the injury arose out of, and occurred, while they were in the course of employment. The injured worker does not have to prove that the employer was negligent in order to have a compensable claim.

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Lawyers for Workers’ Compensation from a Scaffolding Accident

Our lawyers can work through the entire workers’ compensation process on your behalf. We know where to begin to ensure that your claim is complete. Representation that we provide may include:

  • Assistance in reporting your injury
  • Taking next steps if your employer doesn’t submit the proper documentation
  • Helping you ensure your medical care is covered
  • Evaluating your wage calculation to determine whether it is accurate
  • Gathering second opinions or any additional medical evidence needed
  • Responding to a denial of benefits or other statements from the insurance company
  • Claiming permanent disability
  • Conducting informal settlement negotiations on your behalf
  • Representing you at a formal hearing
  • Evaluating whether a third-party claim could be pursued

A scaffolding injury may be the basis for a claim. However, the worker must report the accident and comply with the procedural requirements. For a victim who is new to the process, it can all seem overwhelming. Our law firm is a team of experienced professionals who help individuals navigate the workers’ compensation system. When you need justice after a scaffolding accident, we are here to help you.

Did You Suffer a Permanent Injury?

Did you suffer permanent injuries when you fell from a ladder or scaffold? Permanent injuries may be compensated as part of a workers’ compensation claim. If a third-party is at fault, you may also claim damages for pain and suffering through a personal injury claim.

Scaffolding Injuries

Common scaffolding injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury, concussion, skull fracture
  • Spinal damage, paralysis, nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Bruising
  • Skin damage and puncture wounds
  • Death

If you have a compensable claim, the insurance carrier should cover your medical care up until you reach maximum medical improvement. When there are permanent injuries, you may claim the appropriate award for the injury. Identifying injuries and providing the appropriate medical documentation is critical to ensuring that you truly receive fair compensation. Our lawyers can ensure that you are treated fairly in all aspects including covered treatment.

Can I bring a third party claim for a scaffolding accident?

You may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. For a third party claim to apply, another party, besides your employer, must have been negligent. If the claim is because of a defective product, strict liability may apply.

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.


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Best Scaffolding Accident Lawyers Near Myrtle Beach

W we invite you to contact the Maguire Law Firm concerning any workers’ compensation or personal injury matters.

Highlights of our law firm include:

  • Experience in many types of workers’ compensation claims
  • Dedication to helping individuals and families receive fair treatment in the legal system
  • Licensing in South Carolina, North Carolina and U.S. District Courts in both states
  • Thorough understanding of the legal and factual issues important in scaffolding accident cases
  • Examination of whether you can bring a third-party claim and how to protect your rights in both types of claims
  • Honors and awards from organizations like Super Lawyers, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Top One Percent)
  • Leadership in the community and among legal scholars. Our founder Ian D. Maguire is the Past President of the South Carolina Injured Workers’ Associates and Past Chairman of the South Carolina Bar Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Free initial consultations and no fee for services unless you receive a recovery

Attorney Ian D. Maguire has represented injured individuals in South Carolina since 1994. Our entire firm understands the emotional toll that can weigh on a family when a primary income provider is injured and cannot work. For that reason, we strive to resolve matters as efficiently and effectively as possible.

There are tight timelines involved in both workers’ compensation cases and personal injury lawsuits. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following your accident. We can assess the facts of your case and recommend a course of action.

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Begin your case with a free consultation with our scaffolding accident lawyers. There is no obligation to talk to our team about your rights after a scaffolding accident.

Don’t wait – we can begin your case today. Call (843) 279-5240 or send us a message through our website to begin.

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