According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), falls accounted for nearly 40 percent of all fatal construction injuries in 2014. Slip and fall accidents at construction sites can be devastating to a worker and their family. Construction workers have a right to seek compensation if. If you or a loved one have been injured on a construction site due to your employers negligence, contact our team of lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt today by filling out our form or calling 1-800-590-4116.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
While a fall can be caused by many different factors, most construction site slip and falls occur as a direct result of another party’s negligence – from poorly constructed scaffolding to unmarked holes in a floor or roof. These accidents could often be prevented with proper safety procedures. Resulting injuries can include broken bones, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, lacerations, amputations, and in worst cases, death. Below are a few examples of causes of slip and fall accidents:
- Debris or clutter left in walkways
- Faulty ladders or scaffolding
- Holes in the ground without safety cones
- Inadequate supervision
- Inadequate worker training
- Lack of protective gear
If you or a loved one have been injured on a construction site due to your employers negligence or the negligence of another, don’t hesitate to contact our team today by filling out our form or calling 1-800-590-4116. We are hard-working lawyers for hard-working people.