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Jacksonville Construction Site Fall Lawyers

The safety and health of employees and visitors should be of utmost importance to anyone involved in the building industry. Jacksonville construction accident attorneys at Farah & Farah, P.A. explains how fall hazards occur at construction sites.

What Are Some Construction Site Fall Hazards?

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of personal injuries in the U.S.? Falls are also the leading cause of construction site accidents. A fall from a scaffold or crane can cause serious injuries or death not only to the person above, but also to someone below.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has named the following as hazards that can cause a construction site fall:

  • Incorrectly placing a ladder
  • Hoisting a ladder that has not been properly maintained
  • Neglecting to check if scaffolds are properly installed
  • Wall openings
  • Holes in the floor
  • Lack of guardrails or safety nets
  • Absence of rebar caps or wooden troughs on protruding ends of steel

Florida Construction Workers’ Compensation

Any construction business consisting of one or more employees must obtain workers’ compensation insurance at the expense of the employer. Part-time workers and management are counted in the number of employees in the company. Failure to provide workers’ compensation in Jacksonville can cause the company to be penalized and issued a stop work order by the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation.

If an employee falls at a construction site, he or she should immediately report it to the construction manager or supervisor. If the injury is not considered serious, the worker will be given the name of an authorized doctor for treatment. If the fall requires the employee to go to the hospital, he or she should notify the staff that an injury occurred at work. If the fall causes rehabilitation, hospitalization, medications or prostheses to be prescribed, workers’ comp will cover it with approval from the insurance carrier.

Call our Construction Site Fall Attorneys in Jacksonville at (904) 263-4610

Jacksonville construction site fall lawyers can determine whether a lawsuit is necessary. An attorney will work with you to help you get back on your feet, both medically and financially. For further information or if you have questions regarding Workers’ compensation, contact our attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida for answers.

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