Experienced In Handling Scaffold Injury Claims
Scaffolding accidents kill 60 construction workers each year and cause 4,500 injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These are troubling numbers because 65 percent of all construction workers work on scaffolds.
When a scaffolding accident occurs, the injured worker usually has many concerns relating to his or her injuries, such as whether he or she will fully recover and how long it will take. The last thing an injured laborer should have to worry about is financial uncertainty resulting from the accident.
At McKeen & Associates, P.C., we help people explore all their options after a construction accident. Our Michigan scaffold injury attorneys understand the complicated liability issues that often arise in job site accidents, allowing our clients to maximize their compensation.
Legal Help With A Variety Of Scaffolding Injuries
The BLS reports that 72 percent of all scaffolding injuries/deaths occur in one of the following scenarios:
- The planking or support gives way.
- A falling object strikes the worker.
- A worker slips while atop the scaffolding.
In many Michigan scaffolding accidents, the property owner or equipment manufacturer may be liable to the injured construction worker through a third-party lawsuit. Because many people work on construction sites, parties such as contractors may also be held liable if their negligence resulted in injuries to someone other than their own employees. Workers’ compensation benefits are typically also available to victims of on-the-job accidents.
To explore what legal opportunities may be available specifically to you and your family, contact us or call 313-524-8570. Our skilled Detroit scaffolding falls attorneys offer free consultations, so you can examine your legal options with no obligation.