Mount Laurel Scaffolding Accident Attorneys
Few elements of a workplace are subject to as many safety regulations as scaffolding. New Jersey and federal rules concerning the safe use of scaffolding are necessary because of the danger posed by elevated working conditions. If you have suffered a scaffolding-related injury at a construction work site, those regulations were clearly not enough to protect you. There are many possible reasons for that, but the fact is that now you are injured and you need the protection of a skilled lawyer.
At Costello & Mains, LLC, we have been protecting New Jersey residents for more than 20 years. We understand the challenges you are facing and we can help protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 856-291-0642 (local) or 800-421-0212 (toll free) or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation.
Issues Impacting Scaffolding Accidents
Studies conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have identified a number of common themes in cases involving scaffolding injuries. Roughly one-quarter of the people who suffered these injuries had received no training on scaffold safety. More than three-quarters of the scaffolds involved were not equipped with guardrails. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that if employers mandated compliance with safety standards, it would reduce the number of workplace accidents by 4,500 per year and workplace fatalities by 50 per year.
The bulk of scaffolding accidents occur when the planking gives way, when a worker slips or when he or she is struck by a falling object. However your accident occurred, there is an excellent chance that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. We can discuss your case and answer your questions about workers' compensation, personal injury and employment concerns. Contact us online or call 856-291-0642 or 800-421-0212 to learn more about how we can help you after your scaffolding accident.