Every year, millions of Americans work on scaffolds. In major urban areas, it’s rare to go more than a few blocks without seeing one. Typically made from steel or lumber, these temporary elevated platforms can be quite complex in design, depending on their intended use. When not assembled and maintained properly, they can collapse and cause serious harm — not only to the construction workers who use them but also pedestrians and drivers passing below.
The fact is, no one expects to be hit by a scaffold or falling debris, but life is full of the unexpected. If you suffer an injury in a scaffolding accident, you might be wondering what your legal options are. With the help of a Morgan & Morgan personal injury attorney, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses. Here’s what you should know.