Scaffolding Accident Attorney in San Francisco
Scaffolding Accidents and Workers' Compensation
Scaffolding accidents happen most often in construction sites where scaffolds are heavily used and where there is regularly experienced random activity in the area. Good construction crews intermix in close quarters as contractors drive to be as productive as possible with getting each job to progress as quickly and steadily as possible. There are also instances where scaffolding is found in other settings as repairs or other modifications are being done in office environments, retail establishments and elsewhere.
Scaffolding is used to create larger workspaces for individual or multiple workers operating at the same height, usually supporting each other on a particular task, and often supported by other workers at ground level. The work involves close access to materials, tools of various kinds, including heavy duty power tools. Scaffolding built up from the ground can get high enough that special retainer equipment might be necessary to assure stability. Also, scaffolds lowered from a rooftop or high location are subject to sway movement from different sources, but particularly side-to-side movement by the workers. All these factors, including a greater likelihood of lost balance by a worker, can create a tougher working environment because of a variety of factors:
- Scaffold height, which in the case of a fall can be more injurious to both a fallen worker and one on the ground, as compared to ladders;
- Scaffold movement from worker movement, wind and other factors;
- Falling equipment, materials and tools;
A main point on scaffolding accidents is the factor of higher risk of more serious personal injury to any injured worker. Such accidents can result in prolonged physical suffering, longer out-of-work periods, and more costly medical treatment and rehabilitation costs.
Helping With Your Workers' Comp Claim
The Pacific Attorney Group workers' compensation team is particularly effective in helping a worker who has been harmed in a scaffolding accident. A worker injured in a scaffolding accident should get immediate help from an experienced and capable San Francisco Workers' Compensation Lawyer to assure the harm received and both its short-and long-term effects are properly recognized by employer administrative people and insurance company representatives. Our legal staff is knowledgeable and aggressive in protecting the compensation rights of workers harmed in scaffolding accidents.
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to assure that your workers' compensation rights are properly and fairly recognized and accounted for.