Washington DC Scaffolding Accident Attorney
When a window washer fell 12 stories after the wire clips securing his scaffolding failed, attorneys at The Abelson Law Firm helped prove to a jury that the building owner had not provided a safe work place. We recovered financial compensation for our client — and we forced the clip manufacturer to put new warnings in place to prevent future accidents.
The Abelson Law Firm, has handled numerous cases involving suspended scaffold or descent control devices. Our experienced personal injury legal team represents victims of scaffolding accidents within the greater Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts areas.
Scaffolds are essential to many construction and building sites, yet they can also present very serious dangers to window washers and other workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains strict regulations concerning the use of scaffolds, but sometimes building owners or construction companies take safety short cuts to reduce their costs.
Attorneys at The Abelson Law Firm, have handled so many personal injury cases related to scaffolding that we’ve become all too familiar with the most commonly neglected scaffold components. Elements such as base plates and mud sills, fastening pins, scaffold ties, side brackets, toe-boards, platform decking and guard railing are crucial to a safe working environment. When these devices are improperly installed or not used, workers pay the price. The results can be tragic. About 10,000 of the 500,000 construction site injuries that occur each year involve scaffolding.
If you’ve been injured in a scaffolding accident, we’ll work with a board-certified physician and other qualified experts to review your case and perform thorough investigations of the accident site. With over 30 years of legal experience, our legal staff is dedicated to helping those who suffer traumatic injuries through the fault of others. The building owners and construction companies all retain powerful legal representation to protect their interests – we can help protect yours.
Additional Resources: Article about Window Washing Injuries
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The attorneys at The Abelson Law Firm, have substantial experience handling scaffolding personal injury cases. If you or a family member has suffered an injury involving scaffolds, contact our injury lawyer for a free consultation.