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Scaffolding Accidents

Scaffolding accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries in construction workers, who are exposed to considerable heights when standing on this type of metal structures and are at high risk of suffering serious accidents.

According to figures issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), scaffold accidents are the cause of approximately 80 construction worker deaths per year nationwide.

In other words, scaffolding accidents account for 10% of the fatalities that occur in the construction sector.  These figures, of course, do not include workers who are injured as a result of this cause, which are usually a larger number.

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If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, it is important to advocate for your rights with a construction accident attorney. Contact us today and receive all the free legal advice you need to find an effective solution to your case.

Injuries that can arise from scaffolding accidents

When a worker is injured in scaffolding accidents, the injuries can be very serious, affecting organs and even causing the victim’s death, especially when adequate safety equipment is not available.

Some of the most common injuries from scaffolding accidents are as follows:

  •         Brain contusions.
  •         General fractures.
  •         Open wounds.
  •         Injuries to internal organs.
  •         Serious injuries to back, neck and head.

These are the main injuries that can result from a scaffolding accident, many of which can be avoided by following the main safety rules in a construction site, guaranteeing the worker a safe working space in which risks that can cause serious accidents are minimized.

What can be the causes of a scaffolding accident?

There are many circumstances in which a scaffolding accident can occur on a construction site. Most of the time these are caused by the worker’s lack of safety equipment to protect him/her from severe injuries and falls from heights.

The main causes of scaffolding accidents are the following:

  •         Unevenness at the base of the scaffolding.
  •         Failures in the scaffolding structure.
  •         Low quality materials.
  •         Lack of adequate safety equipment.
  •         Scaffolding installed on wet or slippery surfaces.
  •         Lack of adequate instruction in the use of scaffolding.
  •         Each of these

These are just some of the main causes that can lead to a scaffolding accident, which in turn can cause each of the injuries mentioned above, causing the victim to require specialized medical attention..

Can I receive compensation for scaffolding accidents?

Scaffolding accidents, being one of the most common construction accidents, can lead the worker to receive compensation for the injuries suffered, allowing him/her to receive an economic amount with which he/she can cover important expenses, such as, for example:

  •         Medical care expenses
  •         Prescription drugs
  •         Lost wages due to the accident.
  •         Temporary or permanent disability payments.
  •         Pain and suffering.

Each of these expenses may be covered by workers’ compensation, which by law you are entitled to receive as a victim of a scaffold accident injury. In order for the process to be as fair as possible, having the help of an accident attorney will be indispensable for you.

What to do in case of injuries caused by scaffolding accidents?

In cases of scaffolding accidents, due to the seriousness of the injuries that can be caused to the worker, it is important to act quickly to avoid complications that can cause the death of the victim.

Therefore, the first thing you should do when suffering an accident of this type is to seek immediate medical attention. It is important that a physician evaluate the victim’s state of health, in order to know very well the extent of the injuries, as well as the treatments that may be required for recovery.

Then, be sure to contact us to receive each of the benefits you deserve according to the characteristics of your case. With our help, you will be able to find the best scaffolding accident lawyers who will provide you with the quality service you need.

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