Working on a scaffold - an accident waiting to happen

Working on a scaffold - an accident waiting to happen

Working on a scaffold – an accident waiting to happen

Looking out the window of a Starbucks coffee, we saw something that makes our blood boil. A hard working man, exposing himself to possible injuries due to the negligence of his employer.

See the picture. The hard working masonry employee was standing on top of an unsecured five gallon paint container, on top of a wooden surface on a scaffold. He must have been about five feet off the ground. The dangerous setup was the result of his effort to try to reach as high as possible as he applied an additional layer of cement to a shopping center facade.

No, safety at all!

Nothing to hold on to. No protective gear. No helmet. No safety goggles to protect his eyes from the falling cement particles. And to make matters worse, he was alone in an isolated area. Should he have had the misfortune of falling, hurting himself, possibly unconscious, no one would have noticed and no one would have been there to help. He could have even died as a result of injuries considering it was 98 degrees the day we saw this happening. It could have been hours before he was found.

This type of irresponsible behavior is what makes The Leon Law Firm want to fight for hard for those that have been seriously injured, or even killed on the job. Hard working men and women routinely get injured on the job due to employers' negligence and failure to provide adequate and safe working conditions. When a worker gets seriously injured, their families suffer more than you can imagine, often interrupting their largest, or single source of income, and causing irreparable, life changing damage.

That is what drives The Leon Law Firm to passionately fight to protect the rights of you and your family.

So what can you do if you have been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence? First, seek immediate medical attention. Then, the second most important thing you can do if you have been injured in an accident is to call an experienced and licensed personal injury attorney. Employers and insurance companies know that when an attorney is involved, you have been seriously injured and you are serious about your claim.

At The León Law Firm in Sugarland Texas, we have 20 years of experience in handling all types of personal injury cases such as auto accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, explosions, falls, burns, loss of limbs, deaths, and more. Over the years, we have tried and settled hundreds of cases on behalf of personal injury victims. Our clients have been awarded millions of dollars collectively. If you or a loved one has been the victim of such accident, call us immediately for a complimentary case evaluation. If we agree to represent you in your case, you will not pay a dime unless we win a settlement on your behalf. Call us today, at (281) 980-4529. We look forward to protecting the rights of you and your family.


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