What Are the Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents in MD?

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Scaffoling accidents can cause serious and even fatal injuries. If you or a loved one were injured, you may want to consider your legal options. Continue reading and give our legal team a call today to speak with one of our Baltimore County workplace accident attorneys. We are here to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Here are some questions you may have:

What are the common causes of scaffolding accidents?

Recognize that most scaffolding accidents are preventable, however, they still occur even more often than you may think. In fact, they are one of the most common types of construction accidents. If you were recently injured in a scaffolding accident, our legal team can help you work to fight for the compensation you need to move forward. Scaffolding accidents can occur for a number of different reasons. Just some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents that we see include the following:

  • Violations of OSHA guidelines
  • Unsafe scaffold design
  • Negligent scaffold manufacturing
  • 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 generally loaded 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 expected, construction accidents can produce some of the most serious injuries, and in many instances, these injuries allow the hurt party financial compensation in some way. Some of the most common injuries sustained in construction site accidents include the following:

  • 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?

If an individual is injured on the job, it is crucial that they take several steps to report the accident and ensure their safety. After a construction accident, if you are able, you should do the following:

  • Let your employer know 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 our experienced personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County.


If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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