Attorney David J. King


Ladder And Scaffolding Accidents In South Dakota

Falls are an omnipresent danger in construction. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every three workplace fatalities are related to falls from ladders, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that scaffold-related accidents cause 4,500 injuries every year.

At King Law Firm, P.C., our attorney fights for the rights of the injured and their loved ones – because he has seen first-hand the devastation personal injuries can have on families. With more than 30 years of experience, we know what it takes to obtain fair compensation for our clients in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area in northern Iowa.

What Are The Safety Rules On Construction Sites For Scaffolding And Ladders?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers falls to be the leading cause of construction deaths. As such, the agency has mandated numerous safety measures that relate to safety training, construction, placement and the use of fall-arrest gear. Unfortunately, these are often disregarded.

What Are The Common Injuries Related To Scaffolds And Ladders?

Any fall has the potential to be deadly. Even if a victim survives, however, they may have:

  • Back injuries, including ruptured discs and spinal cord trauma
  • Fractures in arms, legs, hips, hands, wrists, ankles and spine
  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Internal injuries, including organ damage, which can easily lead to death

Injured construction workers have the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits through their employers. They may also have the ability to file a third-party claim against any party aside from their employer or a co-worker who contributed to their accident.

In South Dakota, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is three years. In Iowa, it is only two. It is important to act quickly.

Get Started On Your Ladder Or Scaffolding Fall Claim Today

No lawyer can promise you a specific outcome to your case, but we can promise you that our lawyer will aggressively represent your interests and fight for fair compensation.

Call King Law Firm, P.C., at 855-201-0098 to schedule a free consultation. Attorney David J. King is on your side.