Contractors, building owners and others overseeing construction sites have an obligation to provide a reasonably safe working environment for their workers as well as passersby. When those obligations are ignored or compromised, serious accidents and injuries are often the result.
Falling Debris And Scaffolding Failures Resulting In Serious Injuries
At Abrams & Abrams, P.A., we represent the victims and families of those injured in construction site accidents. Some of the most common types of incidents we see involve scaffolding falls or scaffolding collapses.
Perhaps you were walking through downtown Raleigh and workers atop a scaffolding platform dropped debris down on top of you. Or maybe the scaffolding was overburdened and collapsed causing injuries to workers atop as well as those working below. Regardless of the circumstances, our lawyers can review the details of your case and outline the laws and standards as specified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and build a strong a claim.
Some OSHA standards specific to erecting and maintaining scaffoldings include:
- The foundation or anchorage of the scaffolding must be sound and capable of holding the maximum load.
- The scaffolding should be able to hold the stress of at least four times the intended load.
- Scaffolding should remain in place during use and be properly maintained.
- Damaged or otherwise compromised scaffolding should not be used until repaired.
- The planks used as walking platforms should extend over the end supports at least six inches, but not more than 18 inches.
If slippery surfaces, improper training, poorly manufactured, or improperly assembled scaffolding equipment led to your incident, our attorneys can carry out an investigation, gather facts and see negligent parties held accountable.
We have been representing accident victims in some of the most complex catastrophic injury claims for years. It's through our experiences that we understand how to prepare a case and employ the most efficient and effective methods for building a strong claim.
A North Carolina Law Firm Committed To You And Your Recovery
At Abrams & Abrams, P.A., we have recovered substantial awards and settlements on behalf of our clients. We know what it takes to build a winning personal injury case and can help you assert your rights and pursue compensation to aid in your recovery.
Call our Raleigh, North Carolina, law office at 919-755-9166 or take a moment and complete our online contact form.