Scaffoldings are necessary in construction. However, they can also be the cause of many accidents at a construction site.
Fall from Height
The biggest threat perhaps to the workers on a scaffold is the height of the entire structure. The law requires that workers be equipped with harnesses or ropes to guard them from when working more than ten feet above the ground. However, these requirements aren’t always met in every construction site, leading to serious injuries and even death.
Improper Scaffold Assembly
Even if workers are tied down securely on the scaffolding, they can still fall if the structure is unstable. In fact, a study conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics found that 72 percent of injuries that happen on scaffolding is due to the support giving way. OSHA regulations also have standards as to the proper assembly of scaffolds including inspection before the start of each shift. Any alterations to the scaffold need to be done under supervision.
Legal Aid from Lawyers
A scaffolding injury in Los Angeles or anywhere else is more complex than it seems. There are matters like liability, safety regulations, and more, in which case you need the help of a construction accident attorney as soon as possible. They will help you settle these matters and get you compensation for your injuries and other losses you have incurred.