Were you injured in a scaffolding accident?
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident in Texas or Louisiana, contact the Beaumont injury lawyers of Brasher Law Firm, PLLC. We have handled hundreds of personal injury cases, and firm founder Clint Brasher is board certified in personal injury law. We can thoroughly investigate your case, identify relevant ccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations and negotiate and litigate for your best-possible result.
The Dangers of Scaffolding
Scaffolding injuries are a constant danger at most industrial plants and generally occur during one of two times:
- During general maintenance of a plant in operation
- During a temporary shutdown/turn around
Scaffolding accidents are a concern to thousands of individuals and families in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Dallas and Houston, because these cities and areas have hundreds of industrial sites, including sites involving:
- Oil refinery
- Paper processing
- Plastic, Teflon and rubber
A majority of scaffolding accidents occur during plant shut downs and turn arounds, because of the numerous workers required during these transition periods. Shut downs and turn arounds are also dangerous because:
- Scaffolding often reaches a height of 100 feet or more, and can be unstable or slippery
- Items often fall or are dropped from scaffolding, injuring and even killing workers on the ground
- When plants are shut down, plant owners lose money. Workers are then pressured to rush, which can lead to safety issues.
- Workers on fire watch on the ground can be hurt from falling debris
Scaffolding can also be dangerous when it is being assembled and dismantled.
Have a Board Certified Lawyer in Your Corner
At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, our Beaumont personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting on behalf of workers injured due to unsecure scaffolding. If your employer failed to take necessary safety precautions for maintaining scaffolding, we want to help you fight to hold them accountable. You have suffered enough and deserve to move on with your life without financial upheaval.
Our lawyers will give your case one-on-one attention to build an aggressive lawsuit that advocates for your unique needs. Additionally, we work only on contingency fees, meaning you won’t pay us unless we recover for you. Schedule your free consultation with us today and let us evaluate your case to get started.
After I was hurt on the job, my company tried to keep me from filing worker’s compensation. Instead, they offered to pay me cash. They told me not to file a worker’s compensation claim – that they would take care of me. When I went a got an MRI on my own, they fired me. Clint Brasher took my case all the way to trial. My employer offered a $25,000.00 right before trial to settle the case. Clint said no and convinced a jury to award me $852,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call The Brasher Law Firm.Jimmy Couch Jr.Beaumont, Texas
I was scared to death after being on the witness stand for several hours. Clint Brasher kept reassuring me but, when we broke the trial for the day and I was offered $100,000.00, I wanted to take it. Clint advised me not to and that we would do better with the jury. While it was hard, I followed his advice. The verdict the next day was for $240,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call Clint Brasher. He was not only a skillful advocate, he was a friend to me during this difficult time.Edward Arabie