Full Compensation for Scaffolding Accidents and Falls
Work Injury Attorney for Galveston County, Houston and Beyond
Working on or near scaffolding is an act of faith, trusting in the apparatus itself and the people who assembled it. When the equipment fails, it usually results in serious injuries or death. Yet many times the victim or survivors do not realize that they have claims beyond workers' compensation.
Tylka Law Firm • Houston & Galveston, Texas
Personal Injury Law Firm
409-762-0066 • E-mail
The Tylka Law Firm has successfully represented people in Houston and Galveston for personal injury and wrongful death from scaffolding accidents for more than 25 years. We are skilled at identifying the negligent parties and holding them accountable for the hardships and suffering.
Attorney Larry Tylka provides a free case evaluation to determine your possible claims for injury or death from a fall from scaffolding or scaffolding collapse. Our emergency line — 713-829-6048 — is answered 24 hours a day and we accept cases in Galveston County, Harris County, statewide in Texas and nationally.
Galveston County Scaffolding Accident Lawyer
We have extensive experience with workplace injury claims, including scaffold, catwalk and elevated platform injuries:
- Construction accidents
- Sandblasting, painting and remodeling
- High-rise window washing
- Industrial plants, oil refineries and shipyards
We are familiar with the serious injuries common in these types of accidents: head trauma, neck and back injuries, collapsed lungs, broken bones, crushed or severed limbs. Our clients often require years of rehab and special services, and may be permanently disabled. We understand that the lost income creates great hardships for the family in addition to the pain and suffering experienced by all involved.
Exploring Third Party Lawsuits
Employers can be exempt from personal injury liability. However, it is possible to sue (a) the manufacturer of defective scaffolding (b) a company that sold, rented or erected the platform, or (c) subcontractors or property owners who were negligent.
We obtain the OSHA reports and conduct an inquiry into the cause of the accident. Did joints or rusted metal collapse? Was the apparatus assembled improperly? Were the floorboards secured? Did the scaffolding have the required lanyards and railings? Did a third party exceed weight limits or cause falling debris? We can bring in safety, metallurgy and engineering experts to examine the scaffolding and testify to the structural defects or negligence.
When Justice Matters... We Will Be There for Our Clients
The Tylka Law Firm provides a free initial consultation and there is no fee for our representation unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us or contact us online to talk to an experienced Galveston scaffolding accident lawyer who can help you. Hablamos Español.