Scaffolding Accidents: No Joking Matter
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Wed Jan 2014
- Construction Accident,
One of the most common types of construction site accidents involves scaffolding. Approximately 65 percent of construction workers work on scaffolds the majority of the time, making the number of people who are vulnerable to scaffold collapse more than 2.3 million.
While most construction constructions may be unpreventable, the majority of scaffolding accidents can be prevented with appropriate care and maintenance. If you or someone you know has been involved in a scaffolding accident, talking to an experienced New Jersey scaffolding accident attorney is the best way to protect your interests and get the full compensation you are entitled to.
Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents
State and federal safety regulations and scaffold laws have been enacted to prevent construction site accidents, especially more preventable construction accidents that involve scaffolding. However, these laws and regulations are only effective if they are adhered to. When site owners and/or contractors fail to take the proper preventive measures, the resulting scaffolding accidents can be devastating.
There are many causes of scaffolding accidents, including:
- Unsteady or unsafe ladders
- Hoists that are improperly maintained
- Lack of safety harnesses or lanyards
- Safety harnesses or lanyards that fail to properly attach
- Improperly or incompetently assembled scaffold
Injured on Scaffolding? Call an Experienced New Jersey Scaffolding Accident Lawyer!
If you or someone you know has been injured in a scaffolding accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. In order to get the full compensation you deserve, you need to contact a New Jersey scaffolding accident attorney who is familiar with the laws and regulations of the construction industry.
At the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo, our legal team has the experience and knowledge needed to help you get compensation for your construction-related injuries. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, 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 Super Lawyers 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!