Construction Accident Law

A few years ago Bernard represented a client who was involved in a construction accident in Walker County, Alabama. The client fell off of a scaffold that was constructed by co-workers alongside a wall in a barn.

The workers were attempting to finish a ceiling/roof when the scaffold collapsed with our client approximately 25 feet off the ground. From the accident, the client sustained multiple orthopedic injuries to his legs and hips. The most significant injuries were complete breaks in both ankles that required fusion surgeries to repair the injuries.  After exhausting full policy limits from the homeowner’s insurance policy, we were able to also reach a significant six-figure settlement with the workers’ compensation carrier.