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Causes of Scaffolding Collapses

Causes of Scaffolding Collapses When scaffolding collapses, workers can suffer serious injuries while they are on the job. If you are injured in a scaffolding collapse accident, you might be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits and/or a third party claim. 

Working atop scaffolding presents many dangers. If the scaffolding collapses and a worker falls to the ground, he or she could suffer extremely serious injuries, including neck and back injuries, paralysis, traumatic head and brain injuries, fractures and broken bones, and soft tissue injuries. There are many reasons why scaffolding might collapse, and depending upon the circumstances, you might be eligible to assert a workers’ compensation claim and/or third-party claim for injuries you suffer in your accident. 

If you are injured in a scaffolding collapse accident, the experienced Matthews construction accident lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm are here to help. Please speak with us today to find out more about how we could assist you with filing your claim. 

Common Causes of Scaffolding Collapses

There are many reasons why scaffolding might collapse on a work site. In some cases, scaffolding collapses happen because of another person’s negligence, while at other times, scaffolding collapses because of poor-quality materials used to construct the scaffolding. Some of the most common causes of scaffolding collapses in construction accidents include the following:

  1. Negligent construction of the scaffolding
  2. Unsecure scaffolding
  3. Failure to properly conduct safety inspections on the scaffolding
  4. Failing to have the necessary fall safety protocols and systems in place
  5. Use of damaged or bad quality materials to construct the scaffolding

f you were injured in a scaffolding collapse accident that occurred under one of these circumstances, a Matthews construction accident lawyer could help you file a claim or lawsuit, seeking the monetary compensation and damages that you need for your injuries.

Filing a Claim or Lawsuit

If you suffered injuries in a construction accident that occurs while you are working at your job and within the scope of your employment, you might be able to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, seeking various types of benefits. For example, you might be entitled to recover a portion of your lost wages, along with your medical expenses and permanency benefits.

In addition, you might be able to file a third-party claim for negligence against someone other than your employer. For example, if you can demonstrate that the scaffolding collapse occurred because of an inspection failure, then you could assert a claim or file a lawsuit against the responsible party. Similarly, if you can show that the collapse happened because poor quality construction materials were used, then you might be able to assert a claim against the materials manufacturer or distributor.

An experienced Matthews construction accident attorney can review the circumstances of your scaffolding accident and assist you with filing the proper claim or claims in your case.

Contact a Matthews Construction Accident Lawyer about Your Legal Matter Today

The legal team at the Panchenko Law Firm is ready to help you pursue compensation for the injuries you suffered in a scaffolding accident. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews construction accident attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information.


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