There is nothing more frightening than being involved in a scaffolding accident. Unfortunately, these accidents are among the most common types of construction site accidents, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about scaffolding accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do scaffolding accidents happen?
Though scaffolding accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, they are usually the rest of negligence. Oftentimes, these accidents are caused by faulty equipment due to negligent product manufacturers/designers, though they also occur when construction supervisors ignore the safety regulations set out by OSHA. If you are injured in a scaffolding accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance you will qualify for compensation.
What should I do after being injured in a scaffolding accident?
If you are injured in a scaffolding accident, you will have to take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Notify your supervisor of the incident.
- Call the police, as they will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
- Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number.
- Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
- Retain the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who knows how to file third-party claims. Third-party claims essentially allow individuals to sue liable third parties (equipment designers/manufacturers, for example) while not having to sue their employer.
How long will I have to sue for an injury in Florida?
If you re injured in an accident in Florida, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. Our firm is here to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.