The law makes it clear how safety is supposed to be implemented for when people are standing four feet or higher off the ground while working. It also spells out how guards should be placed on every working surface or platform that is four feet or more above the adjacent floor or ground level. The law is clear that there needs to be some kind of fall restraint system to make sure the worker is safe. Experts recommend that scaffolds should be examined every seven days to make sure they are safe.
If you have been injured from a fall from a scaffold or ladder, you have a limited time to contact a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected. In some states you only have two years to file a claim, such as in Texas, whereas in Washington State you have three years.
COMMON SCAFFOLD AND LADDER FALL INJURIES
If you have been injured on the job or at a construction site, you may have suffered a number of serious injuries. Among them are:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries