Scaffolding Accidents on Construction Sites
Scaffolding accidents happen quite often on construction sites. A scaffold is a suspended platform that allows workers to reach high areas. Ropes attached to an overhead structure or some other means of support hold the scaffold in place.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2.3 million construction workers commonly work on scaffolds. Scaffold-related accidents account for more than 60 deaths per-year on construction sites and more than 4,000 injuries.
Most scaffolding accidents occur when the scaffolding supports fail. Scaffolding accidents can also occur when a falling object strikes a worker or the worker trips over an object.
In some cases, the construction site owner or contractor is at fault for the accident. This is usually the case when:
– The construction worker has improper training
– The scaffold installation is improper
– There is no personal fall protection equipment available
Any construction worker who works on a scaffold should understand the hazards associated with the job. The worker should also receive training in how to properly use the scaffold and fall protection equipment.
There are regulations to protect construction workers from scaffolding-related accidents. Many scaffolding-related accidents are preventable by following regulations. If you are hurt in a scaffolding-related accident, then you might have the right to file a claim for compensation.
The law firm of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. specializes in personal injury cases. They have more than 40-years of experience dealing with personal injury cases – many of which involve construction site accidents.
It helps to have a knowledgeable Bronx construction site accident attorney when facing a construction accident claim case. In some instances, the case might go smoothly. You might have no trouble at all proving your case and getting compensation. However, it is not always easy to win the case. A construction site attorney is valuable because of their knowledge of the law, and experience dealing with the court system.
NY Bronx Construction site accident attorneys can help you
Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. for help with your personal injury. They are in White Plains, New York, minutes from the Bronx and the boroughs of New York in central Westchester County and are always ready to help you. Call at 914-357-8911/718-619-4215 for free consultation with the attorney.