Scaffold Injuries in the Bronx
With so many tall buildings in New York, most of the construction work is done high above ground. As a result, falls at construction sites more commonly cause injuries. Sadly, many of these injuries occur because of carelessness or negligence and could have been prevented if proper precautions were taken.
Some of the most common injuries suffered from falls on construction site jobs include:
- Scaffold malfunctions. Scaffolds are temporary structures used to support workers and materials when constructing or repairing tall buildings. When the materials used to build scaffolding, such as the frame posts or wooden floorboards, are in bad condition or not properly assembled, workers can be seriously injured. In addition, when debris is left lying around on scaffolding, trips and falls can occur or objects can fall and injure someone below.
- Ladders. Ladders are used frequently at construction and building sites. It is important that they are safely constructed and stabilized when a worker is on one.
- Cranes. Cranes are a common type of heavy machinery used to lift materials often weighing many tons. When a crane malfunctions or a worker is careless in his or her duties, serious injuries and even deaths can occur.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury at a construction site due to the negligence of another person or company, consider contacting a Bronx scaffold injury attorney. Although you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation, it may be in your best interest to file a personal injury claim as well. Contact the Shapiro Law Offices today for a free consultation.