As a construction worker in Minnesota, you know better than anyone just how dangerous construction sites can be. One particularly unique danger that construction workers face is scaffolding, a necessary component of many construction projects. Lindberg Law, P.C., is here to help in the event of any scaffolding-related incident you may find yourself involved in.
Scaffolding can be dangerous for two separate parties: those working on the scaffolding, and those who are working or moving below it. Moving around underneath scaffolding requires you to open yourself up to the potential of getting hit if anything comes crashing down. Falling items can include anything from power tools that are accidentally dropped, to pieces of the scaffolding itself if it hasn’t been correctly secured, and even falling workers. This is one reason why construction workers must always wear hard hats on a construction site, even when not on the scaffolding itself.
Of course, if you work on the scaffolding, you also face potential danger. The most obvious risk is that if you trip, skid, or slide, you could potentially topple over the scaffolding and fall. Depending on the height you’re working at, this could result in severe injuries such as damage to the spine or skull. In extreme cases, workers have even been involved in fatal scaffolding falls.
If you have suffered from any sort of injury due to a scaffolding accident while on a construction site, consider taking a look at our web page, linked here. The litigation behind pursuing financial compensation can be complex, so having a legal professional on your side is invaluable.