About Ladder or Scaffold Injuries
Lakeland Ladder and Scaffold Injury Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Ladder and Scaffold Injury Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
On December 29, 1970, the United States enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Act. As a result, Congress to create the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA assures safe working conditions by setting and enforcing specific standards of protocol for every work industry.
Most scaffold injuries occur on construction sites. Each year, scaffolding accidents account for nearly 4,500 injuries and more than 60 deaths. Furthermore, nearly one-third of fatal workplace falls involve ladders or scaffolding.
Most scaffold injuries occur when:
- Scaffold planking gives way, either because of damaged or defective equipment or due to improper assembly;
- Slipping while on a scaffold due to an unsafe incline, slippery planking, or improper training;
- The worker failing to use safety gear while on the scaffold;
- Tools or objects fall from the scaffold and hit someone below;
- The scaffolding is placed too close to utility lines (which can lead to electric shock or electrocution).
Common scaffold accident injuries include:
- Broken Bones
- Organ Damage
- Spinal Cord Injury / Paralysis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
While scaffold accidents are primarily industrial, the majority of ladder injuries occur at home or on farms. In fact, more than 500,000 people are treated for ladder injuries each year. Furthermore, at least 300 ladder injuries each year are fatal.
The most common reasons for ladder fall injuries include:
- The ladder is setup at too wide or too steep of an angle;
- The victim uses the wrong type of ladder for the job;
- A broken or defective ladder;
- The user steps above the highest rung recommended for safety;
- The user does not know how to use the ladder safely
Dean Burnetti Law Can Help...
No matter how you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a ladder or scaffold accident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Ladder and Scaffold Accident Injuries, including soft tissue damage, bone injuries, nerve damage, organ damage, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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