Nashville Construction Accident Attorney for Fall Claims at Work
Common Scaffold Accidents and Ladder Injures on Job Sites in Tennessee
Each year, numerous scaffold accidents and ladder injuries take place in
Tennessee. For some construction workers, these falls off scaffolds and
ladders cause serious and fatal injuries. An estimated 2.3 million construction
workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds,
according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Nashville construction accident attorney Stanley A. Davis has years of
construction workers who suffered injury or death in Tennessee scaffold accidents. His goal is always to gain the
maximum compensation available. This may include
workers’ compensation benefits or seeking third party claims against a responsible party other than the
employer. His work includes a substantial
$930,582.98 and lifetime of open medical benefits for a client catastrophically hurt on a construction site because of a
Types of Scaffolding Accidents in Tennessee
Scaffold-related accidents account for about 4,500 injuries and more than
60 deaths each year. A
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study found that 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents involved
the planking or support giving way, or the employee slipping or being
struck by a falling object.
Due to the wide variety of potential accidents on construction sites, our
law firm can help investigate claims related to a variety of scaffolding
accidents caused by:
- Defective scaffolding
- Improper assembly
- Lack of maintenance
- Missing handrails
- Unstable or loose scaffolding
Can Employers Help Prevent Ladder Injury Falls on Construction Sites?
Yes. To prevent ladder falls, employers should consider the following safety
- Plan the work to reduce or eliminate the need for using ladders by then
finishing as much of the work as possible on the ground.
- Provide safer equipment for extended work at an elevation, such as aerial
lifts, supported scaffolds or mast climbing work platforms.
- Provide properly selected and inspected ladders that are well-matched to
employee weight, task and location.
- Train employees about ladder safety.
Familiarity with safety regulations, such as recognizing ladder types and
using ladder positioning, is crucial to reducing injuries from ladder
falls on construction work sites.
Nashville Construction Accident Lawyer Handling Scaffolding Accident Lawsuits
Nashville personal injury attorney
Stanley Davis wants to make sure workers hurt on the job achieve justice. This includes
recovering the maximum possible lost income, compensation for past and
future medical bills as well as other damages. He also provides compassionate
support to families dealing with the emotional toll of fatal scaffolding
accidents and ladder injuries.
contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation today. You may also fill out our online
consultation form, as well.