Scaffold Injury Lawyer

Long Island Scaffold Injury Lawyer

Falk & Klebanoff is a trusted Long Island injury law office and one of the common injuries we represent are scaffold injuries. Scaffolding injuries are typically the result of the scaffold support giving way due to defective equipment or some sort of improper assembly. And falling objects can also seriously hurt people who are walking or operating vehicles down below. For more information about our legal services, please reach out today.

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When you reach out, we can provide you with a no obligation consultation to go over your legal issues. Our law office is located in West Hempstead, New York and we work with clients across Long Island. As a construction accident lawyer, we have years of experience working with clients who have suffered an accident with a scaffold.

Common Scaffolding Injuries

OSHA estimates that roughly 65% of construction employees frequently work on scaffolds, which means that a scaffold injury is a fairly common occurrence in these settings. And these accidents are usually the most serious in terms of their severity, which results from a construction worker's fall from defective, improperly installed, or unreasonably safe scaffold equipment. When it comes to a scaffold injury, there are some common ones that we see. Here are some common scaffolding injuries our law office represents:

  • cuts & bruises
  • broken bones
  • spinal cord injuries
  • concussions
  • brain injuries
  • organ damage
  • paralysis
  • death

If you believe you have suffered a scaffold injury and are seeking legal representation on Long Island with a lawyer, we can help.

Causes of Scaffolding Accidents

Scaffolding accidents typically involve either a collapsed scaffold or falling debris. Accidents on scaffolding are commonly caused by the following reasons:

  • scaffold is not properly secured
  • the scaffold is holding too much weight
  • assembly of the scaffold is poor
  • malfunctioning brakes
  • infrequent safety inspections
  • negligent supervision
  • insufficient maintenance

If you suffered a scaffolding injury and are seeking representation on Long Island with a lawyer, reach out to Falk & Klebanoff today.

Types of Scaffolding

A construction site usually requires scaffolding, so its workers can access high levels of structures that are either in the process of being built or being renovated. When a scaffold is properly designed, assembled and used, a scaffold will provide workers safe access to locations that are not easy to reach. On top of that, a scaffold offers a stable working platform and an area to store tools.

When it comes to the types of scaffolding, there are two primary types of scaffolding you will find at a construction site. The two primary types of scaffolding are steel and lumber.

Steel Scaffolding

A steel scaffold is the most popular type of scaffolding for construction companies. It is more durable than a wood scaffold, but must be more securely installed due to its weight.

Lumber Scaffolding

The less common option for scaffolding, but injuries still happen with this type of scaffolding when it is not properly assembled or it is not maintained properly. And the failure to check weight limits and install proper footings are common errors that lead to errors.

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