Scaffolds are an important part of the construction industry. However, dangerous and poorly constructed scaffolds can cause serious injuries at New Orleans construction sites. Falls are the number one cause of worker death in the construction industry, outside of highway accidents. The lawyers at the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC have represented workers involved in serious scaffold accidents. If you or a loved one were injured, we can help your family understand your rights and take legal action in pursuit of recovery after a scaffold accident in Louisiana.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that fall protection in construction was the number one most frequently cited safety standard violated in 2017. OSHA has many rules and guidelines in place to help companies ensure the safety of workers on scaffolds. Unfortunately, many employers ignore these rules to save time or money. This results in preventable scaffold accidents. The most common causes of scaffold accidents include:
Negligence is often at the heart of serious scaffold accidents. An employer, coworker, or product manufacturer may be legally responsible for paying for a victim’s damages if the party was negligent in some way that contributed to the accident. Our law firm can help you prove negligence if this is the case. We have years of experience handling all types of construction and scaffold accident claims throughout Louisiana.
Call us after a scaffold accident if you suspect negligence had something to do with it, if your injuries are catastrophic, or if you lost a loved one due to a scaffold-related fall. Workers’ compensation alone will often not be enough to cover damages. You may qualify for further compensation through a personal injury claim. This would be the case if someone other than your employer is responsible for causing your injuries, such as a coworker or contractor. Otherwise, we can help you get the most for your workers’ comp claim.
Our team can help you file a scaffold accident claim within the state’s deadlines in Louisiana. Whether you suffered injuries in a scaffold slip and fall, scaffold collapse, failed support system, or after someone dropped something from a scaffold that struck you, let us assist you with your case. Our dedicated attorneys will listen to your story, investigate your case, and let you know what we believe your case is worth. Call (504) 500-5000 or request a consultation online today.