Suffered A Fall From A Serious Height? We’re In Your Corner
While any job can carry a risk of injury, the construction industry is known to be one of the most dangerous. Not only that, but it is notorious for being plagued with injuries resulting from falls. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has named these types of accidents as one of the most deadly accidents to occur in the workplace, especially at construction sites.
According to OSHA, falls most commonly occur from:
- Ladders or scaffolds
- Exterior or interior construction areas
- Building structures above six feet
- Excavation sites
- Work platforms
- Stairs without rails or protected sides
Though these types of jobs may carry some inherent level of risk, employers are still responsible for ensuring their workers are safe and provided reasonable training and protection to avoid injuries from such falls. Some ways that employers can help decrease these accidents are by adding floor covers, putting up warning lines, installing guardrails and utilizing personal fall arrests systems. In many cases, these measures are required, though not all employers uphold these obligations.
Securing Justice After A Workplace Fall
Regardless of whether an employer created a safe working environment or not, when a worker suffers an injury due to a fall, it can result in devastating injury. This is where workers’ compensation becomes so important. In cases where employees refuse to take responsibility or claim that you are not covered under workers’ compensation, you may need to take additional legal action.
Our firm can help you do the following:
- Gather records, documents, and statements
- Present medical evidence to the employer to demonstrate their liability
- File a personal injury claim if noncompliant or grossly negligent
When an employer fails to properly train and equip workers, neglects to adhere to property construction protocol, or refuses to install necessary safety systems, it should not be taken lightly. In many cases, simply accepting workers’ compensation will only fix the immediate situation, not damages or dangers in the future. Employers must be held responsible for their reckless actions, especially when it is putting lives at risk. Whether you have suffered broken bones, head trauma, or worse, Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman, is ready to advocate on your behalf.
Why Hire Our Firm For Your Case?
When it comes to handling workplace falls, few firms are as equipped as ours to take these cases on. For more than 50 years, our dedicated team has been fiercely fighting for compensation for NYC residents. In that time, we have been able to successfully obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation, verdicts, and settlements for our clients. We know what it takes to secure positive results for injured workers, and we are not afraid to go above and beyond to do so. Let our New York workers’ compensation attorneys fight for necessary justice on your behalf! We will review your case for free when you call now.