Construction Fall Accidents | Get Compensation Now

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Date: June 20, 2024

There are over 160 million employed individuals in the United States, many of whom have experienced workplace injuries or illnesses. Often, these incidents could have been avoided with better supervision, equipment upgrades, or improved safety measures like ensuring dry floors.

The U.S. Department of Labor highlights cases where workplace accidents have resulted in severe injuries. For example, a 20-year-old carpenter fell through a stairway opening, fracturing their skull and suffering lasting brain damage.

Common types of construction accidents

In sectors like construction, falls are a leading cause of fatalities and injuries. Regulations mandate that employers provide fall protection for any vertical drops of six feet or more. These measures are crucial in preventing serious harm.

For more information on fall protection guidelines, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers detailed resources at https://www.osha.gov/fall-protection.

Let our Scranton Construction Accident Attorneys Build a Case for You

If you or someone you know has been affected by a workplace injury or illness, such as a fall, reach out to our personal injury law firm at Dougherty Leventhal & Price for assistance. Remember… Injury? Call DLP. (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Sean McDonough
Upon graduation from law school, he entered the private practice of law with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price. He has been a partner with the firm since 1993. Over the years, Sean has concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation; he has also represented governmental entities and officials in federal civil rights and employment lawsuits. Sean also works on many of DLP's Nursing Home Abuse cases.