Construction is booming. As a construction worker, that’s great news for you. But that can also mean you face tighter deadlines, which can mean safety takes a back seat. Injuries are common at construction sites, but that doesn’t mean you are to blame.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that more than 4500 injuries and 60 scaffold and ladder related deaths occur each year. You don’t deserve to be one of these statistics. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a scaffold or ladder accident, you need to have an advocate on your side you can trust. Ivan M. Diamond has devoted his legal practice to helping victims just like you.
Types of Accidents
Construction sites are ripe for accidents. There are many sharp objects, large equipment, and often tall structures. These accidents can include:
- Falling objects
- Improper signaling
- Poor maintenance
- Improper heavy machinery use
- Improperly assembled scaffolding
- Negligent oversight
Many times, these injuries are easily preventable, and that can make the senselessness of your injury seem even worse. When you know someone else is to blame for your pain and suffering and that it could have all been prevented, you are rightfully and understandably frustrated or angry. But it’s important that you focus on your recovery, and let a trusted advocate worry about the legal process.
Common Causes of Accidents
There are countless reasons why scaffolding and ladder accidents occur, but some are more common than others. These include:
- Defects in the scaffold or ladder
- Exceeding the weight limit
- Faulty design
- Lack of adequate safety equipment
- Failure to secure the scaffold or ladder
- Lack of qualified supervision
Construction accidents are more common than we would like, but they are preventable. Every cause listed above is preventable with some common-sense foresight, and every cause has a person or company who acted negligently and caused your injury.
As a construction worker, you have a right to a safe and secure construction site. If you or a loved one has been injured on a job site, however, someone did not provide you with a safe site in which to work. As a result, your life has now changed for the worse, and you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries.
As a scaffold and ladder accident injury lawyer, I make it my mission to help you get better. I work with you to determine who is at fault for your injuries and help you hold them accountable. You deserve an experienced and vigorous advocate by your side.
Types of Injuries
Injuries vary as much as construction sites do. Your injuries may be severe or mild. Injuries can include:
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
No matter what type of injury you’ve suffered or how severe it is, you deserve to have an advocate on your side fighting to protect your rights. I am the trusted and skilled scaffolding and ladder accident lawyer clients trust to help them get results, and I can do the same for you. Whether we can settle for a fair amount quickly, or you need support all the way through a trial, I am here to guide you every step of the way.
Damages You Can Get
Your first thought after your scaffolding and ladder accident isn’t about how you will pay your bills or how you will get compensated for your injuries. Your first thought is usually about how you will get better, and how your life may change after. I can fight to help you recover damages for your preventable injury, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Living expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Prescription medicine costs
Much of your healing will cost money. Many people do not account for their future medical costs, and these can add up quickly, especially if your injury is severe. After your accident, an insurance representative will probably contact you. They are looking to settle your case quickly and as cheaply as possible. Don’t agree to any offer until you’ve sought counsel beforehand.
Their job is to settle your case for as little as possible. When you settle, you may also waive your right to collect further damages from the people or company that caused your injury. The insurance company is hoping you accept an offer of quick cash. After all, you need the money. You’re out of work, going to doctor visits, and still have bills to pay. But you may not account for all of your future medical costs. That’s where I can help.
I’ve been down this road before. I’ve helped many clients just like you, and I encourage you to hear what they have to say about my services. I know the tactics the insurance company will use, and I know how to help you calculate an accurate estimate of what your future medical costs will be. You did not cause your injury and you should not have to pay anything out of pocket for your injury. Make sure you get everything you’re entitled to by speaking with someone you can trust.
After Your Accident, Call Ivan Diamond
The first thing you should do after your accident is seek medical help. You need to make sure you don’t have any life-threatening injuries, and need existing injuries treated as quickly as possible to prevent any further complications.
If you can and are able, also take pictures of the scene of the accident. Pictures will help me give you a full and complete evaluation of your case. It will also help in negotiating with the insurance company. Good pictures of the accident scene will show us what went wrong and who is to blame.
Finally, call me at (718) 588-2000. Figuring out your benefits and dealing with insurance companies all while trying to heal is not something you need added to your plate right now. I have devoted my practice to helping victims like you. Let me show you how I can help you, too. Contact the Law Offices of Ivan M. Diamond online today to make sure your rights are protected, and you recover the compensation you deserve to get back to the life you love.