New Jersey Scaffold Accident Lawyers
Representation for Victims of Scaffold Accident Injuries
Almost daily, scaffolds are constructed and put to use on work sites throughout New Jersey to assist laborers with their jobs on tall buildings and other complex structures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) designates safety standards that regulate how scaffolds should be used, designed, and constructed to ensure worker protection on and around scaffolds. Regrettably, scaffold accidents continue to take place and injure many workers every year.
Contractors at construction sites are required to maintain safe work environments in order to prevent New Jersey scaffold accidents. In some cases, accidents occur when too much weight is placed on scaffolds such that the structure cannot withstand the pressure and collapses. Other scaffold-related hazards include structural unsteadiness, overloading, electrocution, and falling objects.
According to the OSHA, about 65% of the construction industry utilizes scaffolds for which, on average, 60 fatalities and 4,500 injuries occur every year. One of the most common accidents associated with scaffolds relates to construction worker falls, in which serious injuries occur which are directly related to the circumstances of the fall (i.e. structure height, what the worker falls on top of, worker’s age and health).
Scaffold incident injuries can be as minor as bruises or cuts, or can be more severe and include head or brain injury, paralysis, fractured bones, or even death. Many scaffold accident survivors often face an inability to resume normal, daily activities and many cannot return to their usual job or occupation. While scaffold accident victims can obtain workers’ compensation for benefits, their injuries, and the costs associated with medical bills, treatment, and physical therapy, often they may be able to recover additionally for their physical pain and suffering, future disability and vocational losses by way of a Third Party lawsuit against contractors and subcontractors responsible for their accident.
GET LEGAL HELP FROM OUR NJ SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, our experienced scaffold accident lawyers in New Jersey can help workers injured in a construction accident caused by another’s negligence receive compensation to help them cope with their financial strains. Our skilled attorneys can also assist families who have lost a loved one in a scaffold accident by helping the family get compensation for loss of future income and benefits, funeral costs, as well as other losses occasioned by the worker’s death.
If you’ve been injured in a scaffold accident, contact us today at (973) 635-5400 for a free consultation regarding your possible New Jersey construction accident case.