It is the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe workplace for his or her employees. However, construction sites still end up witnessing accidents. Different types of building equipment and machines are used by the employees on construction sites. One such structure is the scaffold. Scaffolds are used regularly on various construction sites every day throughout the country. It is estimated that around 2.3 million people work on scaffolds.
If you have been injured in a scaffold accident, you might be able to receive compensation for the expenses incurred by you because of the accident. These may typically include medical expenses and lost wages.
Just like with any personal injury claim, you may only be compensated if your claim is valid. How the scaffold-related accident took place is crucial. Could the accident have been avoided if the employer had provided you with safety gear? Was the accident caused by faulty equipment? If the answers to these questions are yes, then you may want to pursue the claim. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to get compensation over your worker’s compensation
As a worker, you should be well aware of your rights. Even if you have not been involved in an injury yet, you should know what your rights are in case of any mishap. People may take advantage of you if you are ill-informed about your rights. Hiring an experienced attorney in the event of a construction site accident may help you get back on your feet and get the compensation you deserve.