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Scaffolding Accidents

New Jersey Scaffolding Accident Lawyer

Construction sites are dangerous. Sometimes they are more dangerous than they need to be simply due to negligence. If you have been seriously injured in a scaffolding accident, or a loved one has died after falling from a ladder or faulty scaffolding, or when struck by falling equipment, you may have a case for a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. Contact the New Jersey scaffolding accident lawyers at Graziano & Flynn, P.C. You have a right to financial recovery.

You Have a Right to a Safe Work Place

There are many federal safety regulations and scaffold laws to prevent construction site accidents, but these federal rules are only useful if they’re followed. Building owners and general contractors are required to provide safety equipment for workers to use when working at elevations or near a drop-off or excavated area. This includes:

  • Safe scaffolding
  • Sturdy ladders
  • Properly maintained hoists
  • Safety harnesses or lanyards

On larger construction projects, it’s common for employees from different firms to share the same scaffold. If one employer erected the scaffolding but did not attach the safety lanyards, and an employee from another company uses that scaffold and falls, the injured worker can sue the other company for damages.

Why Scaffolding and Ladders Sometimes Fail?

Falling from scaffolding or ladders is a hazard to many types of workers, not just construction workers. Painters, window washers, brick pointers, roofers, gutter installers, and repair people all face similar dangers of falling from elevated places. Sometimes a worker falls from scaffolding that has been improperly put together, such as when a Baker scaffold is moved but the pins are not put in fully or correctly, or when the working platform is not the correct platform for that scaffold. Sometimes a scaffold fails because the manufacturer did not put the braces in the correct location, or there was a welding defect or some other type of product failure. In these cases, an injured worker has a product liability claim for defective equipment and can recover financial compensation from the scaffold manufacturer.

Sometimes the ladders provided to workers do not meet safety standards. Aluminum ladders can twist if not put on the right surface. Ladders need proper warning labels if they’re likely to twist or buckle. Every scaffolding injury or construction site accident should be evaluated to see if a third-party claim exists. The scaffolding accident injury lawyers at Graziano & Flynn, P.C. have an outstanding reputation for finding and pursuing third-party litigation, outside of claims for workers’ compensation. Ron Graziano has been named a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” multiple years, making him one of just a small percentage of attorneys in the State of New Jersey to have earned this distinction.

Contact Our Law Office to Speak to an Experienced Attorney

At the Graziano & Flynn, P.C., we help injured people find financial recovery with construction site injury lawsuits in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania. From our Cherry Hill office, we fight for you so you can focus on getting well. Call or fill out our contact form to schedule your free, initial consultation.

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