A construction site can be a dangerous place, and construction accidents are all too common in the Bakersfield area. With dangerous materials and equipment being used at construction sites, some accidents are inevitable no matter how much precaution is taken. But unfortunately, some of the most common construction accidents are due to negligent actions which make the work site more dangerous than it needs to be.
Scaffolds create especially hazardous work conditions on construction sites. There are many different types of scaffolds, and each one involves a certain amount of risk to construction workers. As a result, scaffold accidents are some of the most common types of construction accidents.
Some factors that can contribute to scaffold accidents include:
- Scaffolds are sometimes improperly assembled
- Scaffolds can be in need of maintenance
- Scaffolds can be secured improperly
- Scaffolds can lack their required handrails, guards or bars that are supposed to provide protection
- Scaffolds can be slippery when adverse weather conditions are present
When construction workers are required to use a scaffold, they assume the scaffold is safe. However, even the smallest error can cause a serious accident. If you’ve been injured in a scaffold accident caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. With more than 2 decades of experience fighting for the rights of construction accident victims in the Bakersfield area, Mickey Fine can ensure your rights are protected.
Please contact The Law Offices of Mickey Fine today schedule a free construction accidet consultation. We serve clients in the Bakersfield, California area.