HELPING CLIENTS WITH SCAFFOLDING INJURIES IN CHICAGO SINCE 2009.
At Zayed Law Offices, we have been representing injured workers since 2009. One of the situations that leads to very serious injuries is when there is a scaffolding failure. We relentlessly investigate and pursue the responsible parties. One of the reasons we are so passionate about pursuing scaffolding injury cases is because (a) there is likely a 3rd party defendant responsible; (b) scaffolding injuries are so very avoidable; and (c) scaffolding injuries result in terrible injuries and sometimes death. Our firm stands behind our clients, and our loyalty is unwavering. We are on a mission to fight for workers who have been injured due to negligence.
Examples of Scaffolding Negligence
The acts of negligence giving rise to scaffolding negligence can be quite complex. The list below is by no means comprehensive, but these are the types of facts that we investigate. Additionally, these are the type of facts that our world class experts work to uncover and discover:
- Was the scaffolding properly fastened? Bolting and bracing techniques must be utilized to prevent sway?
- Was the equipment used to secure scaffolding in good working order?
- Was the scaffolding appropriately rated for the expected weight it would carry?
- Were there appropriate safety rails above the scaffolding?
- Were the workers provided with appropriate lines, harnesses and other equipment to ensure an environment and context of safety?
- Did everyone working on the scaffolding have appropriate training including those who set up the scaffolding?
- Did the scaffolding collapse due to manufacturer or assembly error?
- Were appropriate inspections performed on the scaffolding at regular intervals?
- Did an object fall from a higher platform?
- Was electricity a component of the injury? More specifically, was the worker injured because a live power line came into contact with the scaffolding?
- Was the scaffolding excessively loaded?
A top rated Chicago scaffolding injury law firm like Zayed Law Offices has the creativity, drive and resources to put your case together.
WHY ZAYED LAW OFFICES FOR YOUR CHICAGO SCAFFOLDING INJURY CASE?
Zayed Law Offices is not your ordinary personal injury law firm. The last thing that we are doing is trying to resolve cases quickly unless its in the client’s best interest to do so. We pride ourselves on fighting for a full remedy on behalf of our clients. The law presumes that there is a remedy for every wrong, and we believe that properly representing a client implies a non-transactional attorney/client relationship. We feel real loyalty and responsibility towards our clients, and it is our goal to make them whole. This is particularly important in construction and scaffolding cases because most people assume that construction accidents rely on the workers compensation system to make injured workers whole. Scaffolding injuries frequently involve the negligence of third parties including the manufacturer and corporations other than the worker’s employer. It takes our brand of creativity, drive and resources to fight for full a full remedy above and beyond workers compensation.
CONTACT ZAYED LAW OFFICES FOR YOUR CHICAGO SCAFFOLDING INJURY
At Zayed Law Offices we provide free, no-obligation consultations to workers and their families in the event of a scaffolding injury. Medical treatment is obviously a first order priority, but top tier legal counsel is also extremely important when it comes to preserving evidence and fighting hard right from the outset of the case. For this reason, we provide telephone or in person consultations, but we will also go to the hospital or the family home in order to move as swiftly and as efficiently as possible. Contact us at 855.726.1616 or via our contact us form for a free consultation on your contingency fee scaffolding injury case.
At Zayed Law Offices, we are proponents of the approach that medical attention is the primary concern in the aftermath of a catastrophic occurrence. It is critical to report the injury to the employer or manager with specificity. Further, it is a good idea to get contact information for any potential witnesses along with photos of the injuries and the condition that led to the injury. Contacting a skilled and experienced construction accident attorney is a critical component when fighting for your rights in the aftermath of an injury.
In the event of a catastrophic injury at a construction site, the investigation as to at liable parties can be extremely important and time sensitive. The initial investigation as to at fault parties can be aided by a thorough OSHA inquiry. Frequently there is overlapping negligence on behalf of many different parties, and typically our firm’s investigation of the parties involved includes a comprehensive examination about whether parties other than the employer are liable.
Construction Site Owners: Sometimes the property owner and/or the construction site owner deserve scrutiny in the event of a construction accident.
General and sub-contractors: both of these entities have a duty to maintain a safe working environment. The relationship of the injured person to the general and sub-contractors is also of critical importance in terms of determining the type of case at issue. Workers compensation injuries do not require a finding of negligence, but workers compensation is not a complete compensation system. On the other hand, if the worker was an independent contractor, they might have the opportunity to file a civil action seeking a complete remedy from the courts.
Architects and Engineers: In the event that the architects or engineers involved in any particular project have created a dangerous environment. Sometimes architects and engineers violate safety codes, but sometimes their violations must be exposed through the use of experts retained by a personal injury construction accident law firm.
Manufacturers: Defective products put people at risk on the job site. In the event that a product was manufactured improperly or if the product was designed in a negligent manner, the laws of strict liability will apply. Further, companies that were involved in any way throughout the supply chain may very well be liable.
Interaction between OSHA and Construction Accidents
OSHA is sometimes feared as an impediment to productivity at job sites. That being said OSHA’s mandate is to ensure that working environments are safe. In the event of a catastrophic construction injury it is usually a good idea to ask OSHA to inspect the workplace, to inspect policies and procedures in place, to request information about minimum OSHA standards. Workers are free to invoke OSHA without fear of retaliation or reprisal. In the event of a serious construction site injury, our law firm can also help clients file an OSHA complaint in the event of an injury involving a dangerous workplace. OSHA can not only help with a preliminary investigation, but they can actually make a difference in terms of the safety standards at the workplace.
- Crane accidents;
- Hoist accidents;
- Collapsed structures;
- Toxic substances;
- Falls from elevations;
- Slips and falls;
- Defective products;
- Fires and explosions;
- Scaffolding accidents; and
- Wrongful death
At Zayed Law Offices, we are a trial law firm dedicated to helping people who have been injured on construction sites seek a remedy for their injuries. We have experience working on some of the most complex and catastrophic injuries in the State of Illinois. We fight hard to secure compensation for the following types of losses:
- Past and future medical bills;
- Past and future pain and suffering;
- Past and future loss of normal life;
- Past and future lost income;
- Emotional suffering;
- Disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death.
If you have questions about a construction site accident involving you or a family member, please contact our office for a free, no-obligation consultation at 855.726.1616 or use our contact form. .