Scaffolding is widely used in a variety of repair and construction projects, making scaffolding accidents a common issue. Unfortunately, when scaffolding fails to support workers, the workers may not be the only ones injured in a scaffolding collapse. Construction workers underneath as well as passing pedestrians and motorists can also be injured due to a scaffolding problem.
An injured caused by a scaffolding accident can leave a person in dire need of financial compensation for medical bills and other expenses. For more information about your claim options if hurt in a scaffolding collapse, contact the dedicated St. Louis construction accident attorneys of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300.
Causes of Scaffolding Collapse
The size and elevation of a scaffold can determine the amount of people injured in the incident in addition to the severity of the injuries. Workers on scaffolding are typically in the highest amount of danger when these structures give way. However, those underneath the scaffolding can also be crushed or hit by flying debris in the accident.
The following issues can contribute to the scaffolding accident or collapse:
- Broken connectors and ties
- Broken or weak planks or standing surfaces
- Broken pipes and scaffolding materials
- Defective foundation pieces
Many scaffolding accidents involve a failure of the support system. However, other accidents can occur when the scaffolding is no longer attached to a building, causing it to become imbalanced and topple.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a scaffolding accident, there may be legal action against the construction company or the scaffolding manufacturer. For more information regarding your options, contact the experienced St. Louis scaffolding collapse lawyers of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today.