Have you ever been injured in a Construction Site Fall? An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer from Parker Scheer LLP can help.
Construction workers are faced with potential dangers that most workers do not encounter in their regular 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 due to 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 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), along with the state. 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 isn’t fatal, there is sometimes a long-lasting impact on the worker from a permanent injury. The construction worker who was injured could be faced with the inability to return to his field of work, in which he has the most knowledge in. In addition, the injured worker may require lifelong medical care. Because of this, it is extremely important to consult a personal injury.
Have You Been Injured in an Accident in Massachusetts? Contact A Construction Site Accident Lawyer for Assistance With a Potential Case.
Whether you or someone you know has experienced a serious personal injury by falling at a construction site, the personal injury attorneys at Parker Scheer can help guide you in the right direction. Contact us to receive a free and confidential review of your case. Are you on the outside of Massachusetts? We can recommend a personal injury lawyer. Contact us today to get started, or we can point you in the right direction.