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Common Injuries Caused By New Jersey Scaffolding Accidents
Scaffolding is a big part of many construction sites. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that more than 65 percent of construction workers use scaffolding on a daily basis at their construction job. Due to the significant exposure to scaffolding and the possibility of injury, OSHA carefully regulates the installation and maintenance of scaffolding to help prevent serious injuries to construction workers. However, these strict regulations are only helpful if construction companies abide by them. Sadly, the majority of them do not, resulting in thousands of construction site accidents and death.
Serious Scaffolding Injuries
When scaffolding collapses, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. However, collapse is not the only danger. Scaffolding that is not properly maintained may also result in serious injuries.
Below are some of the most common types of injuries associated with scaffolding accidents:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Electrical shock or explosion fire (resulting from a malfunctioning scaffolding)
- Crush injuries
- Amputation injuries and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
While certain types of protective gear, such as hard hats, may provide some level of protection, they cannot always prevent injury, especially injuries caused by falls off of high scaffolding or being hit by an extremely heavy object that fell from a scaffolding.
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, you should consult with an experienced New Jersey scaffolding injury attorney who is prepared to aggressively handle every aspect of your case.
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If you need a New Jersey scaffolding accident lawyer, please call Dan Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 for a free consultation. We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability, named a SuperLawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal rights!