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Scaffolding Accident Attorneys in Orange County

Orange County Workers’ Comp Attorney

At Alvandi Law Group, our California workers’ compensation lawyers have heard their fair share of construction accidents stemming from faulty scaffolding. Part of the problem seems to be linked to the fact that scaffolding is so commonly used at construction sites, creating an unsafe sense belief that nothing can go wrong because the people building them have done so countless times before. When negligence comes into play in such a direct and noticeable way, injuries are sure to follow.

At our law firm, we are 100% dedicated to workers’ compensation cases. When we hear about a worker being injured in a scaffolding accident, it is particularly upsetting in knowing that it should have been totally preventable.

The people of Southern California choose to work with us because:

  • We have 30+ years of collective experience.
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What is Scaffolding?

Scaffolding refers to a temporary structure erected to support workers and materials during the construction, repair, or maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures. Scaffolding provides a safe working platform at various heights, allowing workers to access areas that are otherwise difficult or impossible to reach.

There are different types of scaffolding used in construction, including:

  • Tube and coupler scaffolding: This consists of steel tubes connected by couplers to form a framework.
  • Modular scaffolding: This type uses prefabricated components that can be assembled and disassembled quickly.
  • Frame scaffolding: This is a type of modular scaffolding that uses frames and cross braces for support.
  • Suspended scaffolding: This type hangs from the roof or overhead structure, allowing workers to access vertical surfaces such as walls and facades.

Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents

A scaffolding accident in construction refers to any incident involving the collapse, failure, or misuse of scaffolding resulting in injuries or fatalities to workers or bystanders. These accidents can occur due to various factors, including human error, equipment failure, environmental conditions, and inadequate safety measures. 

Common causes of scaffolding accidents include:

  • Poor Installation: If scaffolding is not properly erected according to manufacturer specifications or industry standards, it can lead to instability and collapse.
  • Overloading: Exceeding the maximum load capacity of scaffolding with materials or workers can cause structural failure and collapse.
  • Lack of Training: Inadequate training of workers in proper assembly, use, and dismantling of scaffolding can result in accidents due to errors in setup or unsafe practices during work.
  • Missing or Damaged Components: Missing or damaged components such as guardrails, toe boards, or bracing can compromise the integrity of the scaffolding, increasing the risk of falls and injuries.
  • Unsafe Practices: Ignoring safety protocols, such as not using personal protective equipment (PPE), working on unstable surfaces, or engaging in risky behaviors, can lead to accidents and injuries.
  • Environmental Factors: Adverse weather conditions such as high winds, rain, or snow can weaken scaffolding structures and increase the risk of collapse.
  • Improper Maintenance: Failure to inspect and maintain scaffolding regularly can result in undetected damage or deterioration, leading to structural failure during use.
  • Inadequate Supervision: Lack of oversight and supervision of workers on scaffolding can contribute to unsafe practices and increase the likelihood of accidents.
  • Defective Equipment: Use of defective or malfunctioning scaffolding components or equipment can pose serious hazards to workers' safety.
  • Communication Issues: Poor communication between workers, supervisors, and other personnel involved in scaffolding operations can lead to misunderstandings, errors, and ultimately accidents.
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Trustworthy Support When Others Walk Away from Your Case

Knowing that workers’ compensation benefits will take care of their bills and necessary expenses is often the only solace an injured construction crewman feels after an accident. How awful it is, then, that employers and insurance companies often do the most they can to give the injured worker as little as possible. In an effort to secure an attractive bottom line, they have been known to provide minimum amounts, or even none at all.

If you feel like you are being ignored or mistreated by your employer after you were seriously hurt in a scaffolding accident that was not your fault, the time to contact our Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys is now. The sooner you use our services, the sooner we can get to work on building your case and defending your rights.

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