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Denver Attorneys for Construction Workers Injured on Scaffolding
Scaffolding accidents account for a significant portion of all construction site injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 40 percent of fatal construction accidents involve falls, and failure to follow scaffolding standards is among the top three violations cited by OSHA investigators. The other top-three violations? Failure to provide adequate fall protection and failure to communicate effectively about hazards on construction sites.
Trusted Legal Representation for Construction Workers and Their Families
Levine Law is a Denver personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm that represents construction workers and their families. Our attorneys’ experience, results and commitment to client-first representation have resulted in top ratings from clients and other attorneys, and we have been fortunate enough to help families protect their rights for more than 20 years. We promise an unparalleled commitment to client service, there are no fees unless we win your case, and we encourage you to get to know us in a free and confidential consultation.
“I am the third person in my family to use Levine Law and I am happy with the results. The attorneys were responsive and consistent throughout the process. I would definitely recommend this firm to the rest of my friends and family.” – T.J.
Common Factors in Construction Scaffolding Accidents
While every case is different, there are several factors that are well-known to cause scaffolding accidents on construction sites. When you hire us for your case, one of our first steps will be to conduct a thorough investigation focused on identifying all of the parties that are responsible for your losses (in many cases there will be more than one). Some of the key factors we look for include:
- Coworker negligence
- Failure to follow scaffolding safety standards
- Faulty scaffolding design
- Improper scaffolding construction
- Inadequate access to safety equipment and safety training
- Inadequate scaffolding maintenance
- Lack of proper fall protection
- Lack of proper protection from falling objects
Compensation Available to Injured Construction Workers in Colorado
In many cases, construction workers injured in scaffolding accidents will have two types of claims: (i) a claim for workers’ compensation, and (ii) one or more claims for personal injury damages. Through these claims, injured construction workers can seek to recover:
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
- Coverage for injury-related medical expenses (provided that you see your employer’s designated medical provider)
- Temporary or permanent disability benefits (partial replacement for lost wages)
Personal Injury Damages
- Past and future accident-related medical expenses
- Prescription costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages and lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Learn more about the compensation available for construction site injuries.
Injured? Contact Our Denver Construction Accident Lawyers Today
If you were injured in a scaffold accident in the Denver area, we encourage you to contact us for more information. Our attorneys will be happy to help you understand your rights (and the mistakes you need to avoid to protect them), and provide you with an initial assessment of the value of your case. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call (303) 333-8000 or submit our case evaluation form now.