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Every day, while they carry out their crucial tasks at building sites around the nation, construction workers risk suffering a severe injury or passing away. In addition, construction workers risk falling from high places and being seriously hurt when scaffolding is unstable. One in five of the 500,000 construction accidents that are thought to happen each year involve scaffolding. 

Most construction is carried out at a height where employees use ladders and scaffolds to carry out their essential duties. 2.3 million employees, or over 65% of all construction workers, carry out their responsibilities on scaffolds. Workers that use scaffolding to complete necessary activities at considerable heights, such as window cleaners and painters, are also at risk. Nearby pedestrians in crowded cities are likewise at risk. 

Common Work Injuries in the Construction Industry 

Accidents at construction sites can result in a variety of significant bodily injuries. The most typical include: 

Traumatic Brain Injuries: A worker who falls from scaffolding or is struck by falling objects as they hit a worker or bystander below is likely to sustain severe brain damage. 

Spinal cord injuries can result from falling from a height, which is also likely to injure the neck or back. In addition, permanent paralysis may come from spinal cord injury. 

Electrocution: If scaffolding comes into contact or collides with live power lines, the metal scaffolding can conduct electricity and result in electrocution. 

Speak with a trial attorney about your legal options if you or a loved one was hurt in a scaffolding accident.

Risky Situations that Can Cause Scaffolding Injuries 

OSHA protects your right to a safe workplace. Therefore, your employer must observe safety protocols and maintain a workplace free of known health and safety risks. These requirements govern and mandate the usage of: 


• Mud sills and base plates 

• Framework ties 

• Lateral brackets 

• Guardrails 

• Toeboards 

• Decking for work platforms 

• Securing pins 

Many construction companies need to properly maintain their safety equipment because they believe it to be overly expensive or unneeded. As a result, OSHA regulations are broken, accidents can occur, and serious injuries can result from improper maintenance of safety equipment. 


Scaffolding accident reasons that occur most frequently include: 


• Faulty equipment 

• Faulty construction 

• Lack of safety features in the equipment 

• Insufficient fall protection 

• Negligence in neglecting to provide adequate oversight and upkeep 

Your employer could be held accountable if a violation of OSHA regulations substantially contributed to an accident. To defend your rights, a personal injury attorney can help you file an OSHA claim. 

How a Lawyer for Scaffold Accidents Can Help 


Many construction employees wrongly think that because they are already getting workers’ compensation from their employer’s insurance company, they cannot file a lawsuit against a responsible party. Workers’ compensation, however, merely precludes you from suing your employer. 

If a general contractor, subcontractor, property owner, manufacturer, or the delivery driver was careless and caused your injuries, they can be held accountable. 

The benefits of workers’ compensation are frequently insufficient to lessen the financial burden that your injury has placed on you or a loved one. Therefore, speaking with a qualified attorney is crucial to determine whether third-party responsibility applies in your situation. 

Get a Free Consultation from Scaffolding Accident Attorneys today. 

Contact our knowledgeable construction accident attorneys for help pursuing your claim If you or someone you know has been injured in a scaffolding accident. You can contact a construction accident lawyer by calling (866) 907-MORE or filling out a free online case evaluation form. The first consultation is provided without charge. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so if you choose us to represent you, there won’t be any expenses unless we successfully recover your money. 

Our legal staff not only provides legal representation but also treats the client-attorney relationship with consideration. We know that these situations may be extremely taxing on the wounded worker and their loved ones financially and emotionally. Family members are frequently burdened with mounting medical bills to care for injured workers, schedule medical care and physical therapy sessions, and manage medical expenses. Because of this, it is crucial to pick a personal injury attorney who can sensitively and deftly handle your case. You can contact our injury lawyers for a free case evaluation and consultation. 

The statute of limitations, which specifies when specific personal injury claims must be brought, must be met. So, to avoid giving up your rights to monetary damages or other advantages, phone or email us as soon as possible. 

Without knowing the specifics of the injuries and the circumstances of the accident, it is hard to make generalizations about the worth of any wrongful death or personal injury case. Call right away for immediate support from a skilled scaffolding injury attorney.

The Law May Limit the Time You Have to File a Scaffolding Injury Claim

Under the legal rule known as “the statute of limitations,” any claim stemming from an injury or wrongful death from a scaffolding accident must be filed within a specific period of time, otherwise, the injured person or their family’s legal claims are barred, and their right to bring suit is lost for all time.

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