According to OSHA, falls are the number one cause of accidents in the construction industry today. In 2015, falls were the leading cause of construction job fatalities. Employees who are elevated more than six feet from the next level are at a high risk for serious injury or death.
In an effort to combat fall tragedies, OSHA launched a three-step fall prevention campaign that employers can follow to keep help workers safe. The steps are: plan, provide, and train. A full rundown of the campaign can be found on the OSHA fall prevention website. OSHA also requires that employers train their employees to recognize when they are at risk for a fall and teach employees how to minimize that risk.
If you are injured during a fall at work, contact our experienced attorneys. They can help you maximize the workers’ compensation benefits available to you. Our attorneys can also assist you in determining whether a personal injury claim is available to compensate you for your pain and suffering. Call (215) 567-1530 for Michael Tinari or Christopher Fleming in our Philadelphia office, or contact Greg Sciolla in our New Jersey office at (856) 273-6679.
Published November 15, 2017