Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

Scaffolding is a common sight at construction sites, providing workers with access to elevated areas. However, working at heights is inherently risky, and scaffolding accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. Of the 2.3 million people who frequently work on or around scaffolds, approximately 4,500 are injured annually nationwide, and over 60 are killed.

At Warner Law Offices, PLLC, we’re dedicated to helping victims injured in scaffolding accidents seek compensation and hold at-fault parties accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident, our talented Charleston, WV, scaffolding accident lawyers can help.

Helping Victims of West Virginia Scaffolding Accidents Recover Compensation

Our firm proudly serves our community by helping folks like you throughout West Virginia understand their legal rights and options. Our founding partner, Bobby Warner, and our skilled team of personal injury attorneys are ready to handle your case from start to finish.  

Between complex state laws, insurance tactics designed to minimize payouts, and filing deadlines, scaffolding accident claims are often quite complicated. Our knowledgeable scaffolding accident lawyers in Charleston, WV, are well-versed in these cases and can help you figure out the best path forward down the road toward full and fair compensation.

Why Choose Our Legal Team to Handle Your Case?

We are a full-service personal injury law firm ready to handle all kinds of accidents. Our meticulous approach, decades of experience, and unwavering dedication to every case we take on are reflected in the millions of dollars we have secured in verdicts and settlements, as well as in our glowing client testimonials.  

Our skilled personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving workplace accidents, including electrocutions, slip and falls, and construction site accidents. We’ll walk you through every step of your case, offering sound legal guidance to help you make informed decisions. From your initial consultation to settlement negotiations and trial, we will stand by your side.

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Determining Fault in Scaffolding Accident Cases

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration states employees have the right to a workplace free of known hazards. However, West Virginia employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for on-the-job injuries (exceptions include cases involving deliberate intent to claim). 

Instead, employees normally must turn to workers’s compensation for relief. Even so, though this may be a valuable resource after an on-the-job scaffolding accident, it may not be your only source of recovery.  

For example, if someone else’s carelessness caused the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit based on the legal theory of negligence, which requires proving four elements:  

  1. Duty – You must show that the at-fault party owed a duty to take reasonable care to avoid harming others through their actions (or failure to take action).
  2. Breach – After establishing the duty of care, you must show how the at-fault party breached their duty.
  3. Causation – This step involves connecting the dots, showing how the negligent party’s breach of duty caused your injuries.  
  4. Damages – Lastly, you must show the damages you suffered as a result of your injuries. Our Charleston scaffolding accident lawyers will help you determine the value of your damages by evaluating your financial and non-financial losses.  

You might also be able to sue the company that manufactured the scaffolding for product liability. Further, if you were a lawful visitor to the property on which the accident occurred, you may sue for premises liability.

How Long Do I Have to File My Scaffolding Accident Lawsuit?

It’s essential to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later to avoid missing important filing deadlines. The statute of limitations governing personal injury lawsuits generally sets a two-year deadline to file a claim after a scaffolding accident. It is essential that you do not miss a deadline. Subject to very few exceptions, doing so will eliminate your right to seek compensation.

Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents

Falls at work are a leading cause of fatalities in the workplace, contributing to over one-third of construction-related deaths. Nearly all of these fatalities resulted from falls to a lower level, a  common feature in scaffolding accidents.  

Sadly, carelessness associated with scaffolding is all too common in the workplace. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, fall-protection safety standards are the most commonly violated, and scaffolding safety standards are the fifth most violated.   

These violations can give rise to serious accidents and contribute to the shocking prevalence of injuries and fatalities resulting from scaffolding accidents. Common causes of scaffolding injuries and accidents include:

  • Scaffolding collapses 
  • Failure to install tie-downs 
  • Failure to provide safety harnesses or nets 
  • Scaffolding that is defective or improperly installed 
  • Failure to properly maintain scaffolding 
  • Plank failure

Contact Warner Law Offices, PLLC, for a Free Consultation in Charleston, WV

Scaffolding accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. Establishing fault in these cases can be tricky. If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident in West Virginia, consult an experienced and knowledgeable injury attorney to help navigate the legal claims process and recover the compensation you deserve.  

Our Charleston, WV, scaffolding accident lawyers proudly help injured victims seek justice and hold at-fault parties accountable. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (304) 345-6789 or filling out our online contact form.

For additional information about our ability to represent your interests effectively in a scaffolding accident claim, send us a message or call 304-345-6789 today.

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