Falls from Heights at Construction Sites
Construction Accident Attorneys in Chicago
With nearly 20 years of experience, Morici, Longo & Associates has guided hundreds of clients to successful legal solutions. We are passionate about helping injured construction workers seek the compensation they deserve. Falls from heights can lead to serious injuries, and we can discuss your situation and provide diligent representation in court. Our Chicago construction accident lawyers are committed to each client, and we will treat you with dignity and respect every step of the way.
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What You Need to Know About Falls from Heights
According to the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of death at construction sites. In 2015 alone, about 350 construction workers were killed by falls. Because of the risk, OSHA has partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to create a Fall Prevention Campaign.
Falls can occur in a variety of places, including:
- Warehouse racking
Employers have a responsibility to provide adequate safety equipment and training to construction workers. This can help decrease the risk of falls. If you fall from a height of 6 feet or more, you may sustain serious injuries, including broken bones, fractures, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, lacerations, and other debilitating wounds.
By providing adequate Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS), employers can increase the safety of their workers. Harnesses and other safety gear designed to anchor each worker can also help prevent falls. If you have suffered an injury by falling from a substantial height at a construction site, it is important to let your employer know right away and file a workers’ compensation claim to pursue a financial settlement.
Dedicated Representation for Construction Workers
At Morici, Longo & Associates, we passionately uphold clients’ rights to compensation. Whatever your situation, our Chicago construction accident attorneys can discuss your options and provide knowledgeable legal assistance. You may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, permanent disability, and pain and suffering. Our firm has guided hundreds of construction workers through the Illinois legal system, and we can tenaciously represent you in court.
If you have been injured in a falling accident at a construction site, call us today at (312) 779-0366 for diligent representation.