Scaffolding Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know

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If you or a loved one were injured in a scaffolding accident, you will want to consider your legal options. Continue reading and give our skilled legal team a call today to discuss the details of your case and your options. Our skilled Monmouth County construction accident attorneys are on your side. Here are some questions you may have:

What are the common causes of scaffolding accidents?

It is important to note that most scaffolding accidents are preventable, however, they still happen even more often than you may think. In fact, they are one of the most common kinds of construction accidents. If you were recently injured in a scaffolding accident, our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need to move forward. Scaffolding accidents can happen for a number of different reasons. Just some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents that we see include:

  • Unsafe scaffold design
  • Negligent scaffold manufacturing
  • Violations of OSHA guidelines
  • Lack of overhead protection
  • Malfunctioning brakes
  • Defective pulleys
  • Failing to properly secure scaffolds
  • Defective fall safety systems

What are the different kinds of construction accidents?

Construction sites are typically filled with workers, machinery, and various types of building materials, which, in the mixture, can, at times, cause very serious injuries. Some of the most common causes and types of construction accidents that our firm sees include:

  • Scaffold collapses
  • Explosions
  • Defective machinery
  • Unsafe elevators
  • No protection from falling debris
  • Dangerous property conditions
  • Ladder accidents
  • Falls

What injuries can be sustained in a construction accident?

As you can see, construction accidents typically produce some of the most gruesome injuries, and in many cases, these injuries allow the hurt party financial compensation in some way. Some of the most common injuries sustained in construction site accidents include:

  • Burns
  • Electrocutions
  • Reactions to chemicals
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Disfigurement
  • Brain damage and other head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Scarring

What steps should I take after a construction accident?

In the event that an individual is injured on the job, it is essential that they take multiple steps to report the accident and ensure their safety. After a construction accident, if you can, you should do the following:

  • Inform their employer and call 911. Emergency services will be dispatched to the scene.
  • Ask anyone who saw the accident happen for their contact information.
  • Take photos of the cause of the accident (unsafe property conditions, defective machinery, etc.)
  • Get a copy of all medical documentation/bills concerning the injury.
  • Hire the services of an experienced Monmouth County personal injury attorney.


To learn more about how we can help you after sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.