Scaffolding accidents can affect you financially.
Working high above the ground is an everyday occurrence for today’s construction workers. When construction professionals work on scaffolds, they are at risk for falls that can result in devastating injuries or even death. The United States Department of Labor statistics reports that approximately 2.3 million construction professionals work on scaffolds and more than 4,500 workers are injured in scaffolding accidents each year.
Types Of Scaffolds Involved In Scaffolding Accidents
- Bricklayer’s square scaffold
- Carpenter’s bracket scaffold
- Chicken scaffold
- Fabricated frame scaffold
- Horse scaffold
- Ladder jack scaffold
- Mobile scaffold
- Needle beam scaffold
- Outrigger scaffold
- Suspension scaffold
- Swinging scaffold
- Tube and coupler scaffold
Scaffolding accidents can cause a variety of injuries including, broken bones, shoulder injuries, head injuries, back injuries and more. Some of these injuries can be so severe that construction professionals are no longer able to work in the same capacity that they did before the scaffolding accident. This loss of full living wage and benefits can turn your life upside down.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria and the law are on your side.
Protecting you against scaffolding accidents isn’t just smart—it’s the law. New York State Labor Law, Section 240, also known as the “Scaffolding Law” was designed to protect workers who perform duties at elevated worksites, ensuring they receive adequate safety devices in order to avoid scaffolding accidents. State Law also gives workers who are involved in scaffolding accidents the right to file suit against the site owner or general contractor. Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria understands these laws and if you’ve been involved in a scaffolding accident, the firm’s attorneys can put New York State Labor Laws to work for you.
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A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study reported that nearly 72% of scaffolding accidents can be attributed to three things: planking or support giving way, accidental slips or trips, and being struck by a falling object. If you’ve been affected by a scaffolding accident in Buffalo, NY, you know how devastating it can be. Perhaps the most frustrating part is that many of these scaffolding accidents can be prevented by adherence to the standards established by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Don’t let someone else’s negligence take away your peace of mind and dreams for the future. Call 716 849 1333 to talk to an attorney at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria about your scaffolding accident. The firm’s lawyers are standing by to help you through the process to get you the maximum results possible. Although Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria’s lawyers can’t take away your pain and suffering, they can get you back on the road to financial recovery. No matter what type of construction injury you’re facing, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria is the firm you want on your side.