Scaffoldings are necessary at many construction sites. They offer access to work areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach by workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 65% of construction workers use a scaffolding in their daily occupation. To avoid injuries to construction workers, OSHA carefully regulates scaffolding installation and maintenance. However, many construction companies ignore the regulations set by OSHA, resulting in thousands of construction site accidents every year.
Scaffolding accidents are often caused due to negligence. Some of the specific circumstances that may cause a scaffolding accident include:
A scaffold accident may also be caused by defective scaffolding equipment, wooden planks or boards that are used to create the scaffold platform may break under the weight. A worker may also fall from the scaffolding because protective equipment such as tethers were not used or were improperly secured.
Scaffold components which are most often missing and cause accidents are:
In a nutshell, any negligent behavior on the part of those responsible for constructing and maintaining a scaffolding may constitute grounds for compensation. There are strict regulations and standards which apply to scaffolding assembly, erection and dissembling. Scaffolding accidents are almost always preventable and can be controlled by compliance with OSHA standards.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident, you may be eligible for compensation. You need the help of a scaffolding accident lawyer to help you throughout the compensation process. The scaffolding accident lawyer at the Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can help. You can call us at 917-300-0797/718-619-4525 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.