Construction Site Injury Lawyers in Hollywood, FL
Construction work builds our community. We at Scher and Scher applaud the hard labor of construction workers who spend their days contributing to their community. We also recognize the traumatic accidents which come from construction work and have dedicated our time to countless cases to bring awareness and justice to those who have been injured on the construction site.
What are the causes of accidents on a construction site?
Falls – 381/971 of construction deaths in 2017
Struck by object – 80/971
Electrocution – 71/971
Crushed – 50/971
Eliminating the fatal four involves more proper training in equipment, more safety inspections, and more supervision. When construction workers are six feet off of the ground, they must utilize one of the safety precautions in the Personal Fall Arrest (PFA) system. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, in 2017, fatal electrocution accidents account for 1.4 per 100,000 labor workers. There are many precautionary steps that must be followed when dealing with electricity, cords, etc. A few of these precautions include:
- Before plugging in any device, inspect for frays/tears/corrosion in the cord
- Watch for overhead power lines while performing electrical work
- When removing a plug from an outlet, pull from the plug, not the cord
Always wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety goggles, steel-toe boots, hardhats, and gloves. Utilizing PPE reduces your risk of injury greatly, and is important to keep in mind as your safety depends on the precautions you take to prepare yourself in construction work.
Compensation after construction accident
After sustaining a potentially fatal or traumatic construction accident, you may feel at a loss. Not only can wages be lost, but mental anguish may follow with your injuries. At Scher and Scher Law Group, we want to help those who help our community, and we stand by construction workers, fighting for their rights to compensation.
It may be difficult for those who have fallen victim to injury while on a construction site o regain strength to reach out and ask for help. Our long-standing track record of successful cases in the area of personal injury and specifically for construction site accidents has proven that we are ready, willing, and passionately driven to fight for your right to compensation. The most common causes of construction accidents include falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being crushed or ‘caught in-between.’ At the most common of the fatal four, falls account for roughly 40% of all construction accidents. Luckily, OSHA guidelines and safety precautions are in place to help construction workers who have odds against them. In fact, with OSHA in place, construction accidents have gone down drastically in recent years.
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