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Fatal California Scaffold Falls And Construction Injuries

Construction sites, remodeling projects, roofing jobs, painting projects and other work sites that use scaffolds and other construction equipment can present fatal risks and great dangers.

A fall from a defective scaffold can cause death. A family’s losses can be extraordinary — the loss of financial support, health insurance, pension, comfort and companionship, lost wages.

If your family has suffered such a loss, talk to the Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger California construction accident law firm. Our wrongful death lawyers can help your family deal with the legal and financial matters you are facing.

Arrange a free consultation to discuss your case by calling us at (415) 981-7210 or contacting the Walkup firm online.

Helping Victims’ Families Since 1959

If your relative was killed because of defective equipment, poor safety management or neglect by an owner, project manager, contractor or subcontractor, your family deserves the compensation your loved one would have wanted for you.

You have a future to worry about, and the San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger will protect your interests.

When a fall is caused by a defective scaffold or ladder or construction debris, when electrocution is caused by unsafe temporary wiring, when a fatal injury is caused by a defective nail gun or chainsaw, when a worker dies in a fatal construction accident, the family needs the help of a law firm that has extensive knowledge of construction site hazards and defective products — the wrongful death construction site lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger.

A Record Of Successful Construction Accident Death Lawsuits

Dangerous Construction Site — $7 Million Settlement

Our construction site specialists represented a 40-year-old utility worker who was badly burned over more than 60 percent of his body while performing routine telephone line replacement. During the course of his work, a rotted power pole fractured, and high-voltage lines carrying in excess of 12,000 volts of electrical current fell on our client, who was standing in his bucket truck. Our attorneys brought suit against the responsible utility and demonstrated that the rotten pole should have been discovered more than five years before this tragedy.

Unsafe Scaffold — Wrongful Death — $2 Million Settlement

Our construction litigation team obtained a cash and annuity settlement with a value in excess of $2 million on behalf of the survivors of a sheet metal worker who fell four stories to his death through a defective scaffold railing at a construction site near San Francisco, California. The decedent was working as an independent contractor on a reroofing project at a large private residence. Our attorneys demonstrated that the building, which had been entirely scaffolded by a subcontractor, was in an unsafe condition. Using experts in construction site management, scaffold erection and forensic economics, our wrongful death attorneys proved that the scaffold and its cross arms had not been properly secured and that this error resulted in the decedent’s death.

Negligent Job Site Management — $2 Million Settlement

Our construction site team recovered a settlement having a value of $2 million on behalf of a laborer who suffered serious abdominal and pelvic injury, including a ruptured bowel and spleen, as a result of a trench cave-in at a home reconstruction project in San Francisco. Our client was nearly killed when the trench collapsed, crushing him against the foundation of the building being remodeled. His injuries required extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation and left him unable to perform any tasks involving manual labor or exertion. Because of his lack of formal education, he was unable to secure re-employment in a sedentary occupation. The recovery negotiated on his behalf included recovery of past and future lost wages, reimbursement of medical benefits, resolution of an outstanding workers’ compensation lien, and a lump sum cash payment in satisfaction of his claim for pain and suffering.