Issaquah Ladder & Scaffold Accident Attorney
One of the most dangerous workplaces is a construction site, and falls from ladders and scaffolds are some of the most common construction site accidents. Falls from even a moderate height off of a ladder or a scaffold has the potential to cause a person serious injury, and at Injury Law Group NW our zealously and dedicated Issaquah ladder & scaffold accident attorney will fight for the compensation you deserve after this type of workplace accident. To learn more about your legal options, call or contact us to schedule a free evaluation of your claims.
Ladder and Scaffold Falls
Considered one of the “Fatal Four” of OSHA, falls on construction sites are the number one cause of fatal accidents, with most falls happening from ladders and scaffolding. Around 65 percent of all construction site workers are on ladders and scaffolds at some point in their work. On average, around 20,000 injuries occur from falls on construction sites, across the United States.
Ladder and scaffold falls happen for many different reasons, including defects on the ladder or scaffold, exceeding the weight load of ladders and scaffolds, failing to secure a ladder or scaffold properly, uneven or improperly prepared ground, lack of safety equipment like helmets, guardrails, or harnesses, and a lack of qualified supervision. When construction sites do not adequately protect their workers from ladder and scaffolding falls, serious injuries can occur.
Injuries from Ladder & Scaffold Falls
It does not take a significant height to cause serious injuries in a ladder or scaffolding fall. Falls on construction sites from ladders and scaffolds regularly cause severe injuries, with common injuries including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Head and skull injuries,
- Facial trauma,
- Broken bones,
- Nerve damage,
- Spinal cord damage,
- Neck injuries,
- Internal injuries and bleeding,
- Crushing injuries,
- Coma, and
Given the seriousness of many of these injuries, it is important that you have a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer like those at Injury Law Group NW handling your case.
How a Lawyer Can Help
After a ladder or scaffold fall, the last thing that an injury victim wants to do is deal with the legal complexities of their personal injury claim. An attorney shoulders the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on what is most important – your recovery. A lawyer handles all communication and negotiation with insurers and employers to ensure that you get the full and fair value of your claims. If an insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement after an accident, an attorney can take your case to trial and make the best possible arguments for your claims.
Call or Contact Our Office
Have you or someone you know been injured on a construction site from a ladder or scaffold fall? If so, the dedicated and compassionate Issaquah Ladder & Scaffold Fall Attorneys at Injury Law Group NW are here to help. Call the office or contact us today in Issaquah to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what your claims might be worth.