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Liability for Scaffolding Accidents

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Scaffolding accidents happen quite often on construction sites. In fact, the leading cause of construction accident deaths are "falls" - a term that includes falls from scaffoldings. Several parties may be held liable for scaffolding accidents, including:


General Contractors General contractors may be held liable if they: • • • • •

failed to repair damaged scaffoldings or neglected to maintain the scaffoldings failed to oversee the assembly of scaffoldings did not ensure that subcontractors were meeting all safety standards on site failed to provide overhead protection for workers required workers to work during storm or high wind conditions on the scaffoldings


Sub-Contractors Sub-contractors may be held liable if they: • • • •

moved scaffoldings while they were occupied assembled scaffoldings incorrectly failed to use taglines to secure materials during hoisting loaded the scaffoldings with more weight than they could bear


Manufacturers If scaffoldings suffer from manufacturing defects and break, malfunction and cause accidents, manufacturers can be held liable.


Other Potential Parties In certain situations, individuals with decision-making power of the construction site project can be held responsible for scaffolding accidents, even if they were not directly involved in the assembly or maintenance process.


• If you are hurt in a scaffolding accident, you may file a claim for compensation. • The law firm of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., specializes in construction accident cases. We can help you. • Our team of aggressive, experienced and dedicated construction accident lawyers are dedicated to providing exceptional representation.


Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. 245 Main Street, Suite 510 White Plains, New York 914-357-8911 whc@cooper-law.com www.cooper-law.com

Liability for Scaffolding Accidents  

Scaffolding accidents happen quite often on construction sites. In fact, the leading cause of construction accident deaths is “falls” – a te...

Liability for Scaffolding Accidents  

Scaffolding accidents happen quite often on construction sites. In fact, the leading cause of construction accident deaths is “falls” – a te...

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