When scaffolding accidents happen on the construction site, serious injury or death can occur. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 88 scaffolding fatalities occurred between the years 2000 and 2004, with some of the most common reasons including being hit by a falling object, losing balance and suffering injury from collapsing support beams.
Due to the severity of the injuries that can result, many employees are unable to work for extended periods of time or become permanently disabled and unable to return to their construction jobs. Depending on the circumstances of the scaffolding accident, employees may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits through their employers and damages against the negligent party. The unfortunate truth, however, is that these benefits aren’t always easy to secure without a battle.
Exploring Your Options for Compensation after a Scaffolding Accident
Los Angeles construction attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard C. Kornberg work on behalf of these injured victims to determine the best course of action for getting financial compensation after a scaffolding accident. The lawyer will spend time researching the facts to determine whether employer or co-worker negligence played a role in the scaffolding accident. If so, a personal injury claim may be filed against the responsible parties.
When choosing a personal injury attorney, it is important to choose someone with demonstrated success in fighting construction accident claims. One such attorney is Howard C. Kornberg. His proven trial-litigation skills and high ethical conduct have made him a top choice among victims who have been injured on the job.
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