We trust the roads we drive on and the bridges we cross. We know the houses we live in and the offices we work in are safe.
They are all safe because of the construction workers who helped build them. Construction workers all across this country do their part to keep our infrastructure sound, but they do so at risk to themselves.
Working in construction has risks, but there are ways to prevent many accidents. Unfortunately, sometimes construction companies do not properly train their workers. Sometimes they fail to provide the right safety gear.
When you need a construction accident attorney in Hallandale Beach, you can count on the Dante Law Firm to be by your side.
There are many ways construction accidents can happen.
Falls account for the majority of fatal construction accidents. Whether it happens because of unstable ladders of scaffolding or floors that are not steady, many of these falls are preventable. Many of these falls are from one floor to another, which is one reason why falls account for over 35 percent of construction deaths. Slip and fall injuries, though they seem minor, can really cause someone harm as well. Spinal cord injuries are common in falls and can result in life-long disabilities.
Electrocutions happen when someone is careless in their duties and fails to properly do their jobs.
Getting struck by an object, whether it is a hammer, paint can, scaffolding, or any other object can lead to serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries.
Getting caught in-between objects can lead to major internal injuries. This is often seen with construction vehicles such as bobcats or tractors pinning workers against walls or other vehicles.
One of the main reasons construction accidents happen is because employers fail to provide adequate safety training. This includes much more than simply showing a safety video. Workers need to be trained on all equipment they will be asked to use. If they are not, and they cause harm to themselves or others, the employer should be held accountable.
All construction workers need proper safety gear. This means all proper clothing, headgear, eyewear, and footwear. This also means providing respiratory protections for workers who use chemicals or are around dust particles. Many construction workers develop severe respiratory illnesses during their careers.
All employees should be provided with and trained to use harnesses that can prevent fall injuries.
If you are a construction worker and have been hurt on the job because of someone else’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance. At the Dante Law Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced team is standing by to help. We want to make sure you get enough compensation to handle all of your accident-related expenses, from medical bills to lost income. When you need a Hallandale Beach construction accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. We will fight for you so you can spend time healing.