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When You Have Been Injured by Falling Debris in the Workplace

There are many dangers in the construction industry. In fact, this industry is known to be inherently dangerous for a variety of reasons, such as collapses, scaffolding accidents, and much more. What happens when you have been injured by falling debris in the construction workplace? These accidents are extremely preventable so, when you have been injured, you know that negligence took place. Today we will take a look at the causes of falling debris, liability, and so much more.

Construction Mistakes That Lead to Falling Debris

Falling Debris lawyerLack of Hard Hats: If you are working in the construction zone, you need to wear a hard hat. It is the one way that you are offered protection in the construction workplace.

Insufficient Signage and Training: If there are no signs that point out hazards, workers may not be looking out for them. If a worker was not trained, they may not expect debris to constantly fall in the workplace.

Failing to Inspect Equipment: Debris sometimes falls in the workplace when hooks, cords, and many other devices become old and weak, no longer working as they used to. This is why it is important for these devices to regularly be inspected. If equipment seems to be flawed in some way, it should be replaced by the employer.

Failing to Secure Tools: Tools should always be secured. However, because they are always being moved around, they are often left unsecured. Tools should be secured any time workers are working in an area where other workers are working, to prevent them from falling onto others.

In these accidents, somebody is always liable for any resulting injuries. This is because construction site owners and many other entities must do whatever it takes to keep a construction zone as safe as possible. Other entities who may be liable include contractors, subcontractors, parts manufacturers, and a variety of other parties. If an object falls onto the head of another person and injures them, this usually means that there was some unsafe condition present that could have been prevented under ordinary circumstances.

How Common Are These Accidents?

According to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration report in 2015, fall protection violations were at the top of the list of violations. There were 7,402 cited incidents relating to these violations, in fact. This includes anything from tools, other equipment, and even people – because anything that falls in the workplace is considered to fall under fall protection. Many of these injuries alarmingly could have been prevented through the proper use of safety equipment. However, a variety of parties at construction worksites do very little to take necessary precautions that could save the lives of workers or prevent injuries that keep them out of work and more.

If you have been injured in a construction-related accident, you may be a candidate for workers’ compensation benefits. At the Nye Law Group, we can help if you have been injured in a North Carolina construction accident and want to earn compensation so that you can move forward and recover from these injuries. Call us as soon as possible to get started on your case.

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/liability-construction-site-injuries-caused-falling-objects.html

http://www.ehstoday.com/construction/sky-isnt-falling-and-your-tools-shouldnt-either

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