Scaffolding Accidents in Texas | What You Need to Know
There are few things more terrifying than falling off of a scaffold while simply trying to do your job. Unfortunately, scaffolding accidents are among the most common types of construction site accidents, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorney today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead.
What are the most common causes of scaffolding accidents?
Scaffolding accidents occur for a wide array of reasons, though they are generally the result of construction site management failing to abide by the standards set out by OSHA. Scaffolding accidents are generally caused by supervisor negligence, as well as negligent product designers/manufacturers who create defective scaffolds (product liability).
What should I do if I am injured in a scaffolding accident?
If you are injured in a scaffolding accident, or any construction site accident, you should take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Notify your supervisor that you have been injured.
- Call the police to the scene of the accident, as they will send an ambulance and document the incident.
- Ask any witnesses to your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim.
- Take pictures of the cause of your accident.
- Ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding your injuries.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney who can work to file a third-party claim. Third-party claims are so you can sue a liable third party (eg. negligent product manufacturers) without having to sue your employer, thereby allowing you to recover the compensation you need without losing your job.
How long will I have to sue after being injured in a scaffolding accident in Texas?
After sustaining injuries in an accident, individuals will only have a certain amount of time to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years, meaning you will only have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. Do not make the mistake of waiting to see if your injuries heal on their own, for if you pass the two-year mark, you will most likely be permanently barred from taking legal action.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.