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Construction Accidents That Involve Falls from Roofs Can Lead to Major Injuries

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on May 22, 2014

Construction Accidents That Involve Falls from Roofs Can Lead to Major InjuriesAccidents can happen in many different places, and it's important that you have skilled legal help on your side so that you can make smart choices with regard to your legal rights. Do not go it alone. Working with a personal injury attorney is crucial for legal success and obtaining compensation, particularly given the complexities of the legal system.

Right now, our law firm would like to look at the serious issues posed by injuries sustained at construction sites.

One of the Most Common Kinds of Construction Accidents

While there are many dangers at construction sites and industrial workplaces, falls from roofs and other high places tend to be the most common kinds of injuries experienced. Part of this is simply due to the nature of such jobs, though sometimes the preponderance of falls at construction sites is due to unsafe work environments. A number of OSHA guidelines regarding fall prevention and general safety are commonly ignored at work sites.

Why Falling Injuries and Accidents Are Serious Matters

When a person falls from a roof or any height, they are completely vulnerable and unable to avoid or brace against severe injury. Impact with the ground alone can be extremely injurious, and that is made worse by any debris that may be on the ground. The greater the height, the more serious the injury experienced.

In addition to the above, the falling worker also poses dangers to those below. Fellow employees as well as innocent bystanders can be affected by the falling victim, suffering severe injury as a result.

How Safety at Construction Sites Can Be Improved

It's important that construction workers keep an eye out for their co-workers and ensure that safety lines are in place and secured. The use of guard rails and clearly marked ledges is also important to consider for overall workplace safety. Workers and those managing the work site itself should make sure that any slipping and tripping hazards are cleared from ledges in order to prevent loss of footing and a preventable fall.

How Our Lawyers Can Help Victims of Falling Injuries and Their Loved Ones

If you or someone that you love has been injured as a result of a fall at a construction site, you need construction accident attorneys on your side to help obtain just compensation. Our lawyers will fight diligently for you and your rights, helping you obtain just compensation that covers medical bills, lost wages, long-term disability, and any need for physical therapy going forward. In the case of fatal fall accidents, we will fight for the loved ones of the deceased to cover funerary costs and the emotional pain of losing someone you love.

When falls are the result of negligence on the part of a management company or an employer, our legal team will work to seek reforms that improve overall safety for all workers industry wide.

How Our Lawyers Can Help with Workers' Compensation Disputes

Sometimes people who have legitimate workers' compensation claims following a fall at a construction site will be denied coverage by their insurance companies. In those cases, it is of the utmost importance that you get legal representation on your side. Our attorneys will fight so you can receive the coverage to which you are justly entitled.

Learn More About Construction Accident Lawsuits

If you would like to learn more about your legal options following a serious injury experienced at a construction site or an industrial workplace, be sure to contact our personal injury attorneys in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you receive the sound legal counsel that you need in order to make smart decisions about your case.

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