Often times made up of metal tubes piping, scaffolds gives construction workers access to parts of the project that would be otherwise inaccessible. Scaffolds are a necessary evil for any construction project. Their temporary nature and use requires efficient assembly and disassembly. Unfortunately, this fact is the reason why so many scaffolding accidents occur on construction sites due to manufacturing or assembly defects. Scaffolds can lead construction workers hundreds of feet into the air, which heighten the risk of accidents and injuries tremendously.
Regulations for scaffolding require certain safety precautions set in place to protect the onsite employees. Harnesses, platforms and training are all tools to ensure the safety of the people operating on scaffolds and related material. Special directions are given on the assembly of scaffolds in order to make sure the equipment is secure and ready for use and employers are responsible for confirming the compliance of relevant regulations.
Despite the measures taken to ensure the safety of those using scaffolds, scaffolding accidents still happen as a result of defective material, falling objects and other mishaps that take place on a construction site. Loose leg frames, damaged wires and rusty equipment can all lead to serious injuries in the event of an accident. Furthermore, scaffolding can also go wrong when objects fall from great heights or when construction material makes the walking platforms slippery and wet. All of these heighten the risk of accidents that can lead many to serious or even fatal injuries.
Scaffolding accidents mainly come from material failure, poor inspection, inadequate fall protection and overloading the scaffolds. It is important that individuals protect themselves around such materials. If you were injured, we encourage you to speak with a Coral Gables injury lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.
Injuries sustained from scaffolding accidents can be life-altering and even fatal at times. Head injuries, spinal-cord injuries and broken bones can result from serious accidents. Serious injuries such as these come with their fair share of medical costs, loss of income and even emotional distress. At the Mesa Law Firm, we understand the hardships that come with such a devastating event and we want to be your partner in ensuring you are well equipped to recover from your accident. Our commitment is to innocent injured victims of all types of accidents, including those involving scaffolds. Our attorney is well informed about the various regulations that have to do with the operation of scaffolds and works hard to see his clients be given the reparations they deserve for their injuries.
With 15 years of legislative experience, our fearless leader Joseph A. "Tony" Mesa, combines hard work and creativity to present a solid case for each one of his clients, no matter how big or small the case. His success in this field has earned him a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and has been recognized by Florida's Super Lawyers® Magazine as a Rising Star℠, Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ and Martindale-Hubbell. Tony places a great emphasis on client satisfaction through personalized service and comprehensive representation.
Scaffolding accidents are devastating and we want to equip you with a personal injury attorney with the experience and skills needed to fight for your best interest and secure fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a scaffolding accident and you are seeking reparations for the injuries sustains, we encourage you to call and learn more about how Mesa Law Firm wants to be your advocate.