Scaffolding accidents and workplace injuries.
Every day throughout the country, employees use scaffolding to work at heights. For example, bricklayers use this equipment on buildings of all sizes. While there is no denying the many benefits of scaffolding, here is something you need to keep in mind: It can be extremely dangerous. All it takes is one mistake by one person to cause an accident. And scaffolding accidents can cause serious injury or even death.
Equipment can fail!
Take for example scaffolding that has been poorly maintained or incorrectly assembled. In either case, the equipment may not be able to stand up to the rigors of the job. If it fails for any reason, anybody standing on or in close proximity to the scaffolding could be injured.
Did you know there are also times when scaffolding can be considered defective? The problem with this is that employers and workers don’t often know this is a problem. Instead, they use the equipment thinking that it is in good working condition.
Consult your doctor and a lawyer after a scaffolding accident.
If you are involved in a scaffolding accident, don’t wait to receive medical attention. Also, make it clear to your employer that you were injured on the job.
Once you are in position to do so, we are here to answer all your questions related to your accident and legal rights. For example, you may be able to obtain benefits by filing a claim against the manufacturer.
If you want to learn more about scaffolding accidents and other workplace injuries, including your rights, you can visit our website, Facebook page, or book a personal consultation with an MHK attorney.