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Injured in a scaffolding accident, what are my options?

Construction site accidents, in North Carolina and elsewhere, occur far more frequently than anyone would like to think. Construction companies are supposed to adhere to strict safety guidelines, however, things still happen and employees get hurt -- or worse. Scaffolding is used by approximately 65 percent of all construction workers. When a scaffolding accident occurs, what help is available to assist the injured during his or her recovery?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has very strict regulations regarding the design and construction of scaffolding. These structures need to be made from solid materials that offer good support. Appropriate safety gear must also be used by employees when on scaffolding to help prevent falls or other injuries. Scaffolding that is found to be unsafe needs to be repaired or replaced immediately in order to help prevent workplace accidents.

When an employee is injured in a scaffolding accident, he or she may be able to utilize workers' compensation benefits in order to seek medical care and gain access to funds necessary for recovery or to cover long-term disability. After an accident occurs, one should not wait to apply for these benefits -- even if an injury seems minor. What may seem like a relatively minor injury can quickly turn into something major if it is not timely addressed.

Getting insurance companies to fully compensate employees in North Carolina or elsewhere after a workplace accident has occurred can be difficult. One who has been injured in a scaffolding accident -- or any other construction accident for that matter -- may seek assistance in recovering his or her losses. With the help of an experienced workers' compensation attorney, one may be able to receive the medical care needed and monetary relief required in order to focus on recovering and moving forward.

Source: FindLaw, "Scaffold Injuries", Accessed on Sept 2. 2016

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