Indianapolis Scaffolding Collapse Lawyers
Construction sites can be notoriously dangerous, both to employees and bystanders. The nature of construction is such that, in the majority of cases, potentially dangerous activity occurs where many people pass by, under, and around the site. Scaffolding, a type of frame used to facilitate the construction or repair of large buildings, can be particularly risky especially if it is not properly installed or maintained. Scaffolding must be secure, but also temporary and easily removable, and oftentimes these two qualities are not effectively reconciled.
If you or a loved one has been injured by falling scaffolding, contact the Indianapolis scaffolding collapse attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider today at 317-634-8565, and we can help evaluate your case and determine who is responsible for your injuries.
Types of Scaffolding Injuries
Both bystanders and employers alike are at risk for being injured by collapsing scaffolds. Many scaffolds are designed to facilitate pedestrian traffic underneath the structures, and these can be particularly dangerous, as pedestrians may easily become trapped in the wreckage following a collapse. Furthermore, falling debris and sections of the scaffolding itself may easily cause severe head and neck injuries in addition to broken bones, bruises, and cuts.
Perhaps at even more risk are the construction workers who rely on scaffolding for structural support. Scaffolding can reach many stories high, and employees on the highest levels of these scaffolds can be seriously injured in the event of a collapse. A fall from such distances can easily result in extreme injuries or death. Even if an employee does not fall from the scaffolding, he or she may be injured by falling objects or debris.
If you or a loved one has been injured by faulty scaffolding, contact the Indianapolis scaffolding injury lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider today at 317-634-8565.