How Do Scaffolding Accidents Occur in New Jersey?

There are a number of ways that scaffolding accidents can occur. If you or your loved one were injured in one, you may want to look into your legal options. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled Essex County construction accident attorneys. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you obtain the financial compensation you need to move forward. Here are some questions you may have:

What are the common causes of scaffolding accidents?

While most scaffolding accidents are preventable, however, they still occur even more frequently than you may think. In fact, they are one of the most common kinds of construction accidents. If you were recently hurt in a scaffolding accident, our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need to move on. Scaffolding accidents can occur for a number of different reasons. Just some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents that we see include the following:

  • Lack of overhead protection
  • Malfunctioning brakes
  • Unsafe scaffold design
  • Negligent scaffold manufacturing
  • Violations of OSHA guidelines
  • Defective pulleys
  • Failing to properly secure scaffolds
  • Defective fall safety systems

What are the different kinds of construction accidents?

Construction sites are generally loaded with workers, machinery, and various types of building materials, which, in the mixture, can, at times, cause very serious injuries. Some of the most common causes and types of construction accidents that our firm sees include the following:

  • Scaffold collapses
  • Explosions
  • Defective machinery
  • Unsafe elevators
  • No protection from falling debris
  • Dangerous property conditions
  • Ladder accidents
  • Falls

What injuries can be sustained in a construction accident?

Construction accidents generally produce some of the most gruesome injuries, and in many instances, these injuries permit the hurt party financial compensation in some way. Some of the most common injuries sustained in construction site accidents include the following:

  • Burns
  • Electrocutions
  • Reactions to chemicals
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Disfigurement
  • Brain damage and other head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Scarring

What steps should I take after a construction accident?

In the event that an individual is injured on the job, it is essential that they take multiple steps to report the accident and ensure their safety. After a construction accident, if you are able, you should take the following steps:

  • Notify your employer and call 911. Emergency services will be dispatched to the scene.
  • Ask anyone who saw the accident happen for their contact information.
  • Take photos of the cause of the accident (unsafe property conditions, defective machinery, etc.)
  • Get a copy of all medical documentation/bills concerning the injury.
  • Hire the services of one of our experienced Essex County personal injury attorneys.

Contact our Experienced New Jersey Firm

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. for a free consultation today.