Any California construction worker who regularly uses a scaffold to perform his job duties is risking life and limb every time he or she climbs up on top of a scaffold. Indeed, human beings were not meant to fall from heights of multiple stories, and if the worker loses his or her balance, it can result in catastrophic injuries.
Because of the grave dangers associated with scaffold use, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has created strict rules and regulations that apply to scaffold use at construction sites. This article will highlight the two most important areas covered by these regulations:
Did you get hurt while using a scaffold on the job? You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim to receive money to pay for your medical care. If your injuries are so severe that you’re unable to work, you might also be able to receive wage replacement benefits.
Source: FindLaw, “Scaffold Injuries,” accessed July 28, 2017