There is nothing more frightening than falling from a scaffold while simply trying to do your job. Unfortunately. in construction, this is something that happens more frequently than anyone would like to think. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Arizona personal injury attorney to learn more about scaffolding accidents and how we can help you recover the compensation you need to heal if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of scaffolding accidents?
Scaffolding accidents happen for a wide array of reasons, though they generally occur due to management violating OSHA regulations. These regulations are in place simply to keep everyone safe, and when they are not obeyed, people can sustain serious injuries. Generally, the most common causes of scaffolding accidents we see are due to scaffolds being improperly secured, scaffolds having defective fall safety systems, and scaffolds being negligently designed or manufactured.
What should I do if I am injured in a construction accident in Arizona?
If you are injured in a scaffolding accident or any other construction accident, you should do the following, as long as you are physically capable:
- First, call the police, as they will document the incident and send an ambulance.
- Second, notify your supervisor immediately.
- From here, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and contact information.
- Next, you should take pictures of the unsafe scaffold before anyone has a chance to clear it away.
- Once you receive medical attention, ask your doctor for all documentation/bills associated with your injury.
- Hire an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to win a third-party claim.
How long will I have to sue for a scaffolding accident injury in Arizona?
If you are injured due to a defective scaffold, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona is, generally, two years, which means that under most circumstances, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.