Scaffolding Collapse Can Cause Serious Injuries
Scaffolding injuries are common at construction sites. Most scaffolding accidents can be prevented with proper safety measures. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), estimates that proper safety measures would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year.
Scaffolding Injuries Can Be Fatal
According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, every year at least 88 persons died from scaffold-related injuries between 2000 and 2004.
Most of the injuries happen when the supporting structures or planking give way. Other injuries include workers falling or being struck by falling objects.
Scaffolding Accidents Can Be Devastating
A scaffolding accident can cause catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries and internal injuries. Even with multiple surgeries and modern medicine, the victim may never recover completely and will have to live with the pain and suffering for the rest of his life.
Multiple surgeries may be required. Even with what modern medicine has to offer, you may never fully regain your previous state of health and physical ability.
Scaffolding injury cases require attorneys with special skills and experience. A worker who is a victim of a scaffolding accident may be eligible for compensation from the employer under workers’ compensation laws. The victim may also be eligible for compensation from someone other than the employer.
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