Scaffolding is a key part of most significant construction projects and many smaller projects. If neglected or not set up correctly, though, it can be dangerous. The following are the injuries that can happen on scaffolding and may qualify as personal injury negligence. Contact a personal injury attorney for more information.
These usually happen because of falls either off the scaffolding or within it (hitting your head on the platform or support bars.) If the injury is severe enough, the injured party can be left with brain damage and even killed.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spine are also usually the result of a fall off the scaffolding. Spinal cord injuries can range from painful but less problematic back spasms to severe issues like paralysis.
Additional injuries that are associated with the spine include slipped discs, herniated discs, and pinched nerves. Each requires physical therapy to heal properly.
These can happen from falls, dropping materials on feet and legs, having materials fall on you, or from accidents related to equipment use. The bones that can be broken range from reasonably simple like broken fingers or bone chips to complex wounds like compound fractures, etc.
In almost every case, a broken bone requires at least an x-ray and often some sort of splint or cast.
Construction workers handle knives, saws, awls, drills, and all sorts of other equipment or materials that can cut a person very easily. Frequently, those types of injuries only require antibiotic ointment and a bandaid.
Some injuries, however, will require stitches and can be quite severe.
Injuries sustained inside your body can happen from falls or equipment. If you are ever injured and spit up blood or have severe pain internally, get to a hospital.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Today
This is just a short list of injuries that can happen on construction sites. If you are injured on the job, contact a personal injury attorney at Robert J. DeBry & Associates for a free consultation.