I Was Seriously Injured In A Scaffolding Accident When The Planking Gave Way? Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Sadly, scaffolding accidents make up a large percentage of construction accidents. In fact, a study by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics found that 72 percent of injured workers in scaffold accidents said the accidents occurred as a result of the planking or support giving way.
All workers, even those who use scaffolds, have the right to a safe workplace. Employers are supposed to provide their workers with safe working conditions that are free of dangers, according to OSHA. When they don’t or the equipment gives way, workers can fall from scaffolding and suffer serious injuries including:
- broken bones
- internal injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- head injuries
After suffering an injury as a result of a scaffolding accident in Fort Lauderdale, you will need compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other damages. While you may have a Florida workers’ compensation claim to receive some of these benefits, you might also have a claim against the scaffolding company, a co-worker, subcontractor, or even the owner of the building.
To find out how to pursue your injury claim in order to get the most compensation possible, contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld. You will get to speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale injury attorney who can answer your questions in a free consultation today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].