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Tampa Scaffold Collapses

Scaffolding is commonly used in the construction industry. It is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction and repair of buildings and bridges. Scaffolds are helpful in helping workers get access to hard-to-reach places as well as tall buildings.

While scaffolding can be very useful for a construction company, it can also be very dangerous. Even lower scaffolds can cause serious injury or death if they collapse. Therefore, it is important for construction companies to ensure that scaffolds are safe and in good working order. Also, workers need to be trained on how to use them properly.

A scaffold can collapse at any time, which can be dangerous and even deadly. If you or a loved one has been injured, speak with the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Anderson & Anderson as soon as possible. We can help you file a claim for compensation.

Consequences of Scaffold Collapses

When a scaffold collapses, a worker can end up falling from a height of 10, 20, or even 30 feet or more. The worker can end up getting crushed by the scaffold or equipment in the area. Also, workers who are under the scaffold can be crushed by a collapsing scaffold.

A collapsing scaffold can lead to a variety of injuries, depending on where the worker is when the accident happens. For example, if a worker is on the scaffold when it collapses, they can face neck and back injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and even death. Workers who are next to or below the scaffold could suffer crush injuries, such as broken bones, internal bleeding, and organ damage. In some cases, it’s possible for scaffolding parts to strike nearby workers.

Legal Options

After a workplace accident such as a scaffold collapse, you may think that filing a workers’ compensation claim would be your only legal recourse. This is not always the case. If a third party’s negligence caused the accident and subsequent injuries, then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them. Here are some situations in which you would have a valid claim:

  • The negligence or intentional acts of the employer caused the accident.
  • The negligence of the manufacturer caused the accident.
  • The negligence of an independent contractor at the construction site caused the accident.
  • The negligence of a construction site visitor caused the accident.

Contact Us Today

Scaffolding collapses can cause damage to buildings as well as serious injuries to workers. The higher up the scaffold is, the more serious the injuries will likely be. Long-term and permanent injuries are common.

Contact the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Anderson & Anderson if you have been injured by a scaffold collapse. A collapse can lead to permanent injuries and disabilities, so make sure you receive full and fair compensation for your damages. Schedule a free consultation today. Contact our office by calling 813-251-0072 or filling out the online form.

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