Construction workers are, unfortunately, in a thankless field of employment. Despite construction being a well-paying job, they’re seldom recognized for the hard work they put in, day in and day out. Without them, however, we wouldn’t have roads, buildings, or any semblance of the society we live in. Unfortunately, construction workers often have to deal with dangerous work conditions that put their safety in jeopardy. One of the more common types of accidents we see involving construction workers is those involving scaffolds. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated San Antonio, Texas construction accident lawyer from the Sahadi Legal Group to learn more about scaffolding accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of scaffolding accidents in Texas?

Scaffolding accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but in most cases, they’re either a result of defective scaffolding parts or dangerous workplace conditions. Just some of the most common causes of these accidents are as follows:

  • Exceeding the weight limit of scaffolds
  • Falling debris from overhead
  • OSHA violations
  • Pully malfunctions
  • Malfunctioning fall safety systems

Who is responsible?

The party responsible for the injuries you sustained in your scaffolding accident will depend on the circumstances of your accident. For example, if we determine that your injury was caused by defective scaffolding parts, we may file a third-party claim against the scaffold designer or manufacturer. That said, in some cases, when people are injured on the job, they will simply file a workers’ compensation claim. Though employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation in Texas, many do. Our firm can assess the circumstances of your accident and determine the best course of action going forward.

How long do I have to sue?

If you’re looking to bring a third-party claim, you’ll have to file within two years of the date your accident occurred. However, if you’re looking to file a workers’ compensation claim, you are required, under Texas law, to notify your employer of your injury within 30 days of your injury, and, from there, you will have to file your workers’ compensation claim within one year.

If you have any further questions about scaffolding accidents or you believe you have a valid claim, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a competent Bexar County, Texas personal injury lawyer from Sahadi Legal Group to learn more about how we can help you.


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