If you work at a construction site, you must be aware of the constant dangers of falling from immense heights since it is the leading cause of death and preventable injuries in the construction industry. Falls at the ground level caused by tripping hazards can also contribute to serious injuries. Many falls occur during the construction of commercial buildings, residential homes, manufacturing plants or bridges.
At Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorney At Law, we are dedicated to helping injured construction workers recover their deserved compensation. Our Birmingham personal injury attorney possesses the comprehensive knowledge of the Alabama legal system to determine and protect your rights regarding these type of accidents.
Common Causes of Construction Falls
Construction companies and employers must comply with OSHA regulations and maintain the safest environment possible for their employees, as well as properly train them in working in such hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, companies consistently fail to provide such safe guards in order to generate more profit once the project is complete.
Common causes include the following:
- Scaffolding collapses
- Falls from elevated heights
- Unsecured ladders
- Lack of rails
- Tripping over debris
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Any injury from a fall while at work should entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits, covering medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. However, they will not pay for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, unless the negligent actions of a third party was also the blame for your injuries. Recover your compensation present multiple complexities, so it’s imperative to retain legal services from our Birmingham personal injury attorney.
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