Florida Scaffolding Injury Lawyers
Roughly 50 people die in scaffolding accidents throughout the U.S. every year. According to statistics from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least another 4,500 construction workers suffer serious personal injuries in falls and other accidents involving scaffolding. Victims of scaffolding accidents may suffer damage to their spinal cords, backs, necks, internal organs, and musculoskeletal systems. Falls from scaffolding can cause head injuries, and even traumatic brain injuries that can leave victims unable to walk, talk, or engage in the most basic daily activities without assistance.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a Florida scaffolding accident, you need an attorney who will aggressively represent your interests and who has the experience to accurately assess and plan for your medical and financial needs. At Gilman Law LLP, we have successfully represented Florida scaffolding accident victims for more than 40 years, and understand the devastating toll these types of personal injuries take on victims and their families. With Gilman Law’s experienced team of Florida scaffolding accident lawyers by your side, you stand the best chance of recovering all of the compensation you need to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
Florida Scaffolding Accident Lawsuits
For over 40 years, the personal injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have represented hundreds of Floridians injured in scaffolding accidents caused by:
- Incorrect assembly of scaffolding, in violation of the manufacturer’s instructions
- Failure to install required guardrail systems
- Ineffectively or improperly installing guardrails as required along platforms
- Failing to use or requiring the use of personal fall arrest systems
- Not providing proper safety training
- Allowing workers to access scaffold platforms without proper safety training
- Items being dropped from above, or falling from scaffolding onto persons below
The responsibility for a scaffolding accident usually either rests with your employer, or the company that erected the scaffolding, or on some occasions both of them. Therefore, establishing responsibility can be one of the most complex aspects of a scaffolding injury lawsuit. It is also one of the most important, because even though Florida workers’ compensation will cover some of your expenses, it probably is not enough to cover everything. If it can be established that a third party, such as the manufacturer of the scaffold, bears some responsibility for your accident, you may be able to bring suit against that party for additional damages.
In addition to helping you with your workers’ compensation claim, the Florida scaffolding accident lawyers at Gilman Law LLP can assist you in filing personal injury lawsuits against other responsible parties, including subcontractors on a job site, or the makers of defective scaffolding or other equipment that caused your accident. Our professional and highly-skilled legal team at Gilman Law LLP will thoroughly investigate your scaffolding claim to identify all responsible parties. Our Florida scaffolding injury lawyers will als0 handle all settlement negotiations, and won’t hesitate to take your personal injury lawsuit to trial if necessary.
Legal Help for Florida Scaffolding Accident Victims
Like most states, Florida imposes a strict statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, including scaffolding accidents. To increase your odds of obtaining the full compensation the law allows, it’s vital you contact the experienced Florida scaffolding accident lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today. With offices throughout Florida, the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to answer all of your legal questions. Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our scaffolding accident attorneys today.