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Scaffold Accidents Pose Big Risks to Connecticut Construction Workers

Posted by James Aspell | Jan 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Scaffolding accidents are a serious concern in the construction industry. These accidents can result in serious injuries or even death, and they often occur due to a lack of proper training or equipment.

One of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents is a failure to properly secure the scaffolding. If the scaffolding is not properly secured, it can collapse, causing workers to fall and suffer serious injuries.

Another common cause of scaffolding accidents is a failure to properly train workers on how to use the scaffolding. Without proper training, workers may not know how to safely set up and use the scaffolding, which can lead to accidents.

In addition, scaffolding accidents can also occur due to a lack of proper equipment. For example, if workers do not have safety harnesses or other safety equipment, they may be at a higher risk of falling and suffering serious injuries.

To prevent scaffolding accidents, employers should provide proper training to workers, ensure that scaffolding is properly secured, and provide workers with the necessary safety equipment. Workers should also be made aware of the risks associated with scaffolding and be trained on how to safely use the equipment.

In the event of a scaffolding accident, workers may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with the accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffolding accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.

In conclusion, scaffolding accidents are a serious concern in the construction industry and can result in serious injuries or even death. Employers must take the necessary steps to ensure that workers are properly trained, scaffolding is properly secured, and workers have the necessary safety equipment. In the event of an accident, workers may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits and should seek legal advice to navigate the process.

 

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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...

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