Injured in a Construction Site Fall? Choose an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer. Choose Parker Scheer LLP.
Construction workers face dangers that most workers do not encounter in their day-to-day job. Construction workers often work in buildings that are unfinished which can present a number of hazards for the workers including falls, trips or slips in the building. The falls, trip or slips can occur as a result of a stairway that does not have its tread secured or is missing a railing, a hole that is left open without any warning and an unstable working surface such as a floor. There are numerous safety regulations related to work performed at the construction site and the condition of the construction site itself which are required to be followed by all workers at a construction site. The safety regulations are mandated by both the state and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Any violation of the safety regulation will be evidence of negligence in any construction site claim against the general contractor and/or subcontractor that failed to adhere to the mandatory regulation where the violation caused another construction worker injury. The general contractor and/or subcontractor may ultimately be liable for the injuries suffered by the worker as a result of the dangerous condition.
The injuries suffered by the workers or bystanders injured in a fall, trip or slip are often fatal. According to the United States Department of Labor’s National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report, which was released on September 20, 2012, a preliminary total of 4,609 fatal work injuries were recorded in the U.S. in 2011. Fatal falls, slips or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, which represented 14 percent of all fatal work injuries. Of those 666 workers who lost their lives, falls to lower levels accounted for 541 of those fatalities. In 2011, the height of the fall of the 541 fatalities was reported in 451 of the cases. Of the reported 451, about one and four fatalities occurred after a fall or 10 feet or less. Another fourth of the reported fatalities resulted from a fall of over 30 feet.
Even if the construction site fall is not fatal, the long lasting impact a permanent injury may have on the injured worker and his family is undeniable. The injured construction site worker may be faced with an inability to return to work in the construction field leaving him without an occupation and more importantly without a means to earn money. In addition, the injured worker may require lifelong medical care. Because of this, it is extremely important to consult a personal injury.
Injured In A Construction Site Accident in Massachusetts? Speak With A Construction Site Accident Lawyer to find out if you have a case.
Whether you or someone you know has suffered a serious personal injury from a fall at a construction site or was killed as a result of a fall, trip or slip at a construction site, the personal injury attorneys at Parker Scheer are here to provide you with experienced representation. Contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call us toll free at . If you need a personal injury lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.