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Honolulu Scaffolding & Ladder Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Construction Workers Throughout Hawaii

Construction sites are dangerous places, but the risks workers face are generally accepted as part of the job. However, when construction companies and contractors fail to follow safety rules, workers can pay the price with their health and even their lives. Construction companies and contractors are required to follow strict rules regarding ladder and scaffolding safety. When they don't, people get hurt.

At Davis Levin Livingston, we have the experience and the resources to hold construction companies accountable for the injuries their workers suffer. We have the experience and the resources to handle even the most complex ladder and scaffolding injury cases. Construction companies and contractors have lawyers working hard on their side, and so should you. Our Hawaii construction accident lawyers are prepared to fight for you.

If you have been injured in a ladder or scaffolding accident, contact Davis Levin Livingston at (808) 740-0633 for a free consultation.

How Do Ladder and Scaffolding Injuries Happen?

One cause of scaffolding accidents occurs when the scaffold is improperly erected, for example, when a Baker scaffold is moved to another part of the site but the pins are placed incorrectly or if a working platform is not the right one for the scaffold.

Another cause of scaffold injury is due to the manufacturing incorrectly placing the braces, or perhaps a weld failed or there are other types of product failure. In this situation, the injured worker can file a product liability claim against the scaffold manufacturer for defective equipment and may recover financial compensation for the injury.

When a scaffold accident occurs, in almost all instances workers are injured because someone fails to provide or require full protection. Occasionally, a general contractor discourages or forbids the use of fall protection.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory bodies have safety regulations designed to protect workers from scaffold accidents. Unfortunately, these regulations only work when they are followed. General contractors as well as building owners are required to make sure there is safety equipment for workers to use when working on high-elevation platforms or close to a drop-off or excavated area. These include safe scaffolding, properly maintained hoists, safe and sturdy ladders, and safety harnesses or lanyards.

Construction workers who have been injured in ladder or scaffolding accidents are entitled to workers' compensation. Workers' compensation will cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. However, workers' compensation may not be enough to pay for all of your losses.

Third-Party Claims for Ladder & Scaffolding Accidents

When a ladder or scaffolding injury is caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have a third-party claim. If the ladder or scaffolding was defective, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer. If the ladder or scaffolding was not properly assembled or maintained, you may have a claim against the company that installed or maintained it.

Our Hawaii construction accident attorneys can help you determine if you have a third-party claim.

Scaffolding & Ladder Accident FAQs

What Are the Leading Causes of Ladder & Scaffolding Accidents?

  • Defective ladders or scaffolding
  • Ladders or scaffolding that have not been properly secured
  • Ladders or scaffolding that have not been properly maintained
  • Ladders or scaffolding that have not been properly assembled
  • Objects falling from ladders or scaffolding

Where Do Ladder & Scaffolding Accidents Occur?

  • Construction sites
  • Commercial buildings
  • Residential homes
  • Industrial sites

What are the Most Common Ladder & Scaffolding Injuries?

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death

What are the Common Types of Scaffolds?

  • Work platforms
  • Pump jack scaffolds
  • Baker scaffolds
  • Ladder jacks scaffolds
  • Top plate scaffolds
  • Aerial lifts
  • Roof bracket scaffolds
  • Mobile scaffolds
  • Trestle and horse scaffolds

Who is to Blame and Who Pays?

Scaffold accident lawsuits can be filed against other parties include contractors, scaffold manufacturers, and subcontractors.

On large construction sites is not unusual for employees from different firms to share the same scaffold. If one employer built a scaffolding but failed to attach safety lanyards, and a worker from another company falls from that scaffold, it is not only a workers’ compensation case but also the worker can sue the other company for damages.

Scaffold falls are a hazard to a broad range of employees, not just construction workers who use this potentially hazardous equipment. Other workers can be painters, gutter installers, roofers, window washers, and others who face the danger of falling from high places.

Discuss Your Case with Our Team

If you have been injured in a ladder or scaffolding accident, you need to focus on your recovery. Let us worry about getting you the compensation you deserve. Our Hawaii scaffolding accident lawyers have the resources and experience to handle even the most complex cases. We represent injured construction workers from Hawaii and across the nation.

Call our firm at (808) 740-0633 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our team.

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