Working at heights on scaffolding, a ladder, cherry picker or other elevation device is clearly hazardous, and victims of a scaffolding collapse can suffer serious injuries ranging from fractures to paralysis or a traumatic brain injury. Other workers or bystanders below can also be catastrophically injured by falling debris or a dropped load.
After many on-the-job falls and related accidents, injured employees must rely solely on workers' compensation benefits to cover necessary medical treatment, a portion of lost wages and other damages. However, if you believe someone other than your employer caused the accident through negligence — or if you were injured as a pedestrian or bystander — it is critical to consult experienced Atlanta scaffolding collapse lawyers and discuss other legal recourse.
A Track Record of Success in Serious, Complex Fall Injury Cases
Not all scaffolding accidents occur on industrial sites managed by construction companies. In one of many notable cases, attorneys at Fried & Bonder, LLC, overcame an equipment rental company's defense arguments to recover a $625,000 settlement for a man who suffered a severe fracture and collapsed lung when indoor scaffolding failed.
Claims that scaffolding was defective, improperly assembled or set up unsafely call for thorough investigation. This firm has ready access to mechanical engineers, experts in accident reconstruction and construction safety consultants who may be indispensable for establishing and supporting your claim. Targeting rapid, substantial settlements out of court when possible, attorneys here are prepared to take your case to trial when fault is vigorously disputed.
Consult a Proven Georgia Construction Site Injury Lawyer
Representing clients throughout Greater Atlanta and statewide, Fried & Bonder, LLC, focuses on serious injury and wrongful death claims. Limiting the active caseload at all times to ensure each injured person and family gets the full attention they deserve, the firm leverages wide-ranging knowledge and resources to obtain maximum compensation from all available sources.
To discuss your own or a family member's legal options after a scaffolding collapse or other construction-related accident, request a free consultation today.