How Do Scaffolding Accidents Occur in Texas?

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If you were injured in a scaffolding accident in Texas, do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled Houston, Texas work injury lawyer at White Personal Injury. We are on your side.

What are the common causes of scaffolding accidents?

Typically, these accidents come out of nowhere. It is important to note that scaffolding accidents are almost always preventable, however, they still occur, and usually more frequently than you may think. In fact, they are one of the most common kinds of construction accidents. If you were recently injured in a scaffolding accident, our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need to move forward. Scaffolding accidents can happen for a number of different reasons. Just some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents that we see include:

  • Unsafe scaffold design
  • Negligent scaffold manufacturing
  • Violations of OSHA guidelines
  • Lack of overhead protection
  • Malfunctioning brakes
  • Defective pulleys
  • Failing to properly secure scaffolds
  • Defective fall safety systems

How do construction accidents happen?

It is no surprise that construction sites have a combination of threats, from power tools to unsafe scaffolding. Even though safety should be at the start of any construction site, sometimes, accidents still happen. Workers have to be very careful and make sure they use protective eyewear, helmets, and other safety items. When these steps are not taken or someone is working in an unsafe manner, injuries can happen. It is easy for an accident to happen on a construction site when the necessary level of caution is not taken. Some of the major causes of construction accidents in Texas are related to the following incidents:

  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electric shock
  • Lifting injuries
  • Falling debris
  • Scaffolding falls
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Blade & Saw accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Ladder accidents
  • Falls
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Explosions
  • Building collapses

What steps can an injured party take after a construction accident in Florida?

If you were injured in a construction accident in Texas, it is in your best interest to consider your legal options. If you were injured as an employee, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. However, there are other cases where the victim of a construction accident is not associated with the site at all. These victims may have been visitors or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you would like to take legal action after being injured, you will have to demonstrate that there was negligence by another party, which ultimately caused you to become injured. However, you may not have a case if you were trespassing on a private construction site without authorization and became injured. The need to provide evidence of the other party’s negligence is referred to as the burden of proof and must be satisfied in all personal injury cases. A successful injury case may allow you to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, time out of work, and pain and suffering.

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