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Roof and Scaffolding Accidents

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Without proper safety protections, working on a roof or on scaffolding can be dangerous. Scaffolding and roof falls can cause very serious injuries, including spinal cord injury, brain injury and paralysis. Items falling from scaffolding and roofs can also cause similar injuries to the people standing below. These accidents can even be fatal. In fact, U.S. government statistics list falls as the most frequent cause of death at construction sites.

To prevent scaffold and roof accidents, Florida state and federal laws require that employers follow certain safety measures. However, this does not always happen. At the South Florida law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., we believe that employers who fail to follow the proper safety measures should be held accountable for their employee's injuries.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., our Miami construction accident attorneys file worker's compensation claims on behalf of injured workers. We also file personal injury lawsuits against general contractors, subcontractors or the makers of defective scaffolding, ladders and equipment. While a lawsuit cannot undo the injuries suffered in a scaffold accident, a successful result can compensate an injured worker for his or her injuries. Additionally, a successful claim can teach employers that preventing scaffold accidents is an important matter that should be taken seriously — especially when our attorneys find violations of laws, rules, codes, guidelines and regulations.

Scaffolding is used on many diverse job sites, by construction workers, painters and other laborers. As experienced trial lawyers, we have seen that there are many ways that employers can put workers at risk of scaffold and roof accidents:

  • Assembling scaffolding incorrectly, in violation of the manufacturer's instructions
  • Failing to install required guardrail systems
  • Ineffectively or improperly installing guardrails as required along platforms
  • Failing to use or requiring the use of personal fall arrest systems
  • Not providing proper safety training
  • Allowing workers to access scaffold platforms without proper safety training
Contact a Miami Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

If a loved one's injuries were caused by a scaffolding accident, talking to a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your options. Contact our South Florida law offices by calling us at 305-448-8585 or toll free at 877-448-8585 or by contacting us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with you in English, Spanish and Creole. Sé Habla Español / Nou Parlé Creole.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.