Tips for Construction Workers: Ladder Safety
If you are a construction worker, you are likely aware of the fact that your life is in danger daily. However that is a part of the job, which is why it is the responsibility of your employer to equip each of their workers with the necessary tools and equipment and safety devices in order to protect your body from injury or death.
Daily workers in this expertise are suffering at their job, and in many cases it is the result of negligence on behalf of their employers or another co-worker. And while we often hear about injuries occurring with large machines or falling objects on the construction site, another very present danger is your ladder.
Depending on the heights from which you fall from ladder you may suffering catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, paralysis or even death as a result. This accident is actually among some of the most common occurrences on a construction site as one missed step or a slippery ground below can lead to your falling. When a construction worker is injured on the job, it may result in extensive time off of work, or the inability to work ever again, they may experience extensive medical bills, as well as the overall loss of the enjoyment of life and mobility.
In the event that you have fallen off of a ladder on the job, it is important that you realize it is your right to take legal action and prove the person who is responsible for their negligence which leads to your suffering. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides specific standards for portable ladders and if there are any concerns with the functioning of this equipment it should not be used as it literally holds your life in its hands.
If you find that your employer was negligent in maintaining the equipment which led to your injury, you may have case. Contact our office today for the Raleigh personal injury lawyer you need!