Scaffolding Errors May Give Rise to a Personal Injury Claim
As a building boom continues throughout the tri-state area, construction sites continue to be flooded with scaffolding. While scaffolding may make a construction worker’s job easier, there are also certain precautions that need to be followed in order to mitigate the risk of injury while on a job site. With that being said, here are some safety tips:
- Adhere to scaffold erecting guidelines;
- Always use damage-free scaffolding pieces;
- Only erect scaffolding on a leveled surface;
- Refrain from using scaffolding in poor weather conditions;
- Adhere to weight limits;
- Do not overload scaffolding;
- Do not move scaffolding while people or materials are on it;
- Always use safety restrains while on scaffolding;
- Do not dispose of materials from scaffolding;
- Refrain from walking underneath scaffolding;
- Do not lean on scaffolding;
- Do not leave tools or equipment on top of scaffolding;
- Make sure the scaffolding is always locked when stationary; and
- Always wear safety gear.
Many scaffolding accidents occur when safety measures are not followed. If you are involved in a scaffolding accident on a job site, it is important to immediately report the incident to your company and get the necessary medical treatment.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. In personal injury cases, a Plaintiff must prove his or her case by a preponderance of the evidence in order to win. The attorneys at the Rinaldo Law Group are skilled personal injury lawyers, who will fight for the compensation you deserve. Please contact us today at 1-833-RINALDO to schedule a free initial consultation.