Getting Compensation If You’re Injured in a Construction Fall
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of accidents that construction workers encounter on the job site. These falls have varying factors and severity, but account for over 100,000 injuries on sites every year.
Falls from scaffolding, ladders and from a top,or through unfinished building structures can seriously wound and even result in the untimely death of construction workers. These accidents not only affect the victim, but also their loved ones, as the chances of permanent disability and significant medical expenses are a common occurrence.
OSHA has very strict safety requirements to help protect construction employees from serious accidents due to negligence. If an employer fails to comply with the requirements and you or someone you know is injured on the job, a worker’s compensation claim may be necessary to receive recompense. A possible personal injury claim against third party manufactures of faulty equipment may be necessary, as well.