Falls are a leading causes of injury on construction sites

If you work in the construction industry, you know there are certain inherent risks associated with your job. Physical labor is demanding, and working with specific types of equipment can be risky. One of the most common risks associated with construction work is possibility of a fall. 

Many Arizona construction workers have to work from ladders, scaffolding and other types of elevated platforms. Without proper equipment and training, it can be very dangerous. Falls from heights can lead to serious injuries or even death. Fall safety should be a priority for every employer and construction site manager.

What can be done to make your job safer?

Employers can take several steps to make it safer for you and your co-workers on construction sites, particularly when it comes to preventing falls. Some of the most effective ways to reduce the chance of a fall on a construction site include the following: 

  • Proper planning -- Making the effort to plan for a project, including the types of equipment needed, can reduce the chance of accidents and mistakes.
  • Train workers -- Employees who will be working from heights should have appropriate training on how to use equipment and navigate their jobs safely
  • Provide equipment -- When workers are a certain height above the ground, they should have access to equipment that can protect them in the event of a fall.

One of the most important steps in fall prevention is the planning phase. Employers should carefully evaluate the project they are about to start, taking note of the type of equipment needed to do to the job safely.

Construction sites are often hectic and busy places to work. Sometimes, accidents happen and innocent workers can suffer due to factors beyond their control. If you suffered an injury, you may find it helpful to seek guidance regarding the types of compensation that could be available to you.

Protecting the interests of injured workers 

After a work accident, you know how important it is to secure the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. Construction workers who suffer injuries in accidents could have multiple sources of rightful compensation, and it is prudent to fully explore all of your legal options.

These types of cases can be complex, and you will surely find it beneficial to have experienced guidance on your side from the very beginning. Your accident may have left you with injuries and bills you never expected, but you do not have to walk through the aftermath alone.

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