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Falling Injuries from Ladders/Scaffolding


Constructions sites are accidents waiting to happen. Heavy equipment and materials, tight deadlines, and dangerous tools and working conditions make construction one of the most dangerous jobs in North Carolina. Even careful and vigilant constructions workers may be injured by someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Common construction site injuries include burns, traumatic brain and head injuries, amputation, impalement, back and neck injuries, slip and falls from scaffolding, roofs, ladders, scaffolding collapses, crane accidents, and falling objects or equipment.

Injuries from scaffolding malfunctions or falls from ladders are generally among the most severe of all construction site accidents. Workers on scaffolding are often several stories above the ground when scaffolding fails. Improperly installed or unsafe scaffolding or ladders puts workers at risk of serious injury or death. Improperly installed or unsafe scaffolding leads to danger of equipment or tools falling on workers or other innocent persons.

Construction job site injuries are difficult on both the construction worker and the worker’s family. Injuries from falls may require lengthy rehabilitation and an injured construction worker may lose months of wages and paychecks. These injuries from falls or falling objects can limit a construction worker’s ability to live a normal life. Injuries from a fall may require extensive rehabilitation or expensive medical treatment, leading to financial hardships. Scaffolding/ladders accidents resulting in death are even more traumatic for families and loved ones the deceased worker. The attorneys at Maginnis Howard can assist families dealing with the death of a loved one due to falls, falling objects, and other construction accidents.

North Carolina’s meager workers compensations benefits are likely insufficient for caring for an injured worker’s bills and lost wages. Just because a construction worker was injured or killed by dangerous or malfunctioning scaffolding on the job does not mean that workers’ compensation benefits are the only remedy.

The construction site injury attorneys at Maginnis Law help obtain proper compensation for workers injured by improperly constructed scaffolding, unsafe scaffolding, ladder accidents, or defective tools. Our attorneys offer free consultations to all victims of construction accidents. Fair compensation for a construction worker injured by scaffolding malfunctions may include damages for medical and pharmaceutical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering.  Due to the lasting consequences of an injury from a fall, the damages in an injured worker’s case may be immense. We offer contingency fee arrangements so that an injured construction worker does not pay attorneys’ fees unless and until their claim is settled or a jury verdict is obtained.

If you have been involved in a scaffolding accident, ladder fall, or other construction related accident, contact the personal injury lawyers of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526.  You may also send any questions or a summary of your claim and a request to be contacted through our contact page.