Sacramento Scaffold Injury Attorney
Of the many dangers involved with construction work, falls from heights is one of the most common. While heavy equipment operating, most electrical work, plumbing, and other construction type jobs require licensure and training, working in heights does not. Anyone on a construction site can be called upon to climb a ladder or scaffold. This type of work is critical to most construction jobs, and falls from ladders and scaffolds are among the most common construction site accidents.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a scaffold fall or ladder fall, the Sacramento scaffold injury attorneys at our firm can help. At Rosenthal Law, we serve clients in fall injuries and all types of construction site accidents. With more than 25 years of experience, our Sacramento construction accident lawyers have the knowledge and savvy to help you obtain maximum compensation in your claim.
Strong Advocates For Injury Victims In California
It is important to maximize your compensation award after a serious injury. Depending on an insurance company, the goodwill of the construction company or even an inexperienced legal team can jeopardize your compensation award. You could have compensation for the initial medical care, but you will almost certainly not obtain fair compensation for your long-term medical needs or lost wages. Our lawyers work with a team of experts to build winning claims for our clients, and we know how to negotiate with the insurance companies to make sure you get what you deserve.
Our firm represents clients in all types of injury claims stemming from ladder and scaffold falls, including:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
- Other severe neck or back injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Significant scarring and disfigurement
Additionally, the attorneys at Rosenthal Law understand that scaffolding injury victims could suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma following the incident, particularly if their injuries are severe. Our goal is to help clients recover compensation for all of their injuries, including the visible traumatic ones as well as the hidden emotional and psychological ones.
Additionally, our attorneys are here for family members of those who have lost their lives due to a scaffolding accident. Our wrongful death lawyers in Sacramento want to make sure families receive the closure and compensation they are entitled to.
What to do After a Scaffold Injury?
If you have been injured in a scaffolding incident at a California worksite, your number one priority must be to seek medical care. Please understand that you need to go to the doctor even if you do not feel much pain or even if you feel no pain at all following the incident. There are various signs and symptoms of scaffolding injuries that may not appear until hours or even days after the incident occurs. Failing to seek immediate medical care could result in these delayed injuries becoming irreversible.
Aside from seeking immediate medical care, injured workers need to be aware of two deadlines pertaining to an injury claim:
- All work injuries must be reported to the employer within 30 days from the date they occur. We do not recommend that you wait this long at all. An employer needs to know about an injury as soon as possible after it happens.
- After an injury has been reported, the employee needs to be aware of the one-year statute of limitations pertaining to work injury claims. A workers’ compensation claim must be filed within one year from the date the injury occurred.
After initial medical care has been sought and the injury has been reported, the injured worker must follow all of their doctor’s orders. Medical care should continue until a doctor says that an injury victim has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). This includes going to all follow-up visits, participating in all physical therapy or rehabilitation, and using any medical devices recommended. Discontinuing care or failing to follow a doctor’s orders could result in a workers’ compensation claim being denied.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Your Scaffold Injury?
Understanding who can be held liable in the aftermath of scaffolding injury can be complicated. Whether you are a worker that was injured on the job or a bystander that was injured due to faulty scaffolding, there are various parties that could hold liability for these cases.
First, the company in charge of the overall construction site will be the first place to look when it comes to determining liability. A construction company’s supervisors must ensure that the entire site is safe for those who work there as well as for those anywhere in the vicinity. However, there may be some other parties that could be held liable in these situations. This could include the following:
- Any contractors or subcontractors present at the location
- The company or manufacturer of the actual scaffolding
- Government agencies responsible for inspecting the construction site
Because construction sites are often chaotic, it can be difficult to determine exactly who should be held liable for scaffolding injuries. That is why these cases must be investigated thoroughly, and this type of investigation must be completed by a person with extensive resources. A Sacramento scaffold injury attorney can use their experience to investigate every avenue of liability in order to help their client secured the compensation they need.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Ladder Or Scaffolding Injury Claim
Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation about your ladder and scaffolding injuries. We will come to your home or hospital if you can’t come to us, and we take evening and weekend appointments when needed. You can reach us by phone at (916) 774-7200 or contact us via email to schedule a free consultation.