Representing Construction Site Workers And Others In South Carolina
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics show that falls from roofs, scaffolds, ladders and other heights are the leading cause of construction-site deaths, accounting for approximately 33 percent of all construction-related fatalities. In addition, countless workers suffer serious fall-related injuries every year.
If you suffered a back injury, a shoulder injury or any other type of injury due to a scaffolding or ladder fall, turn to John Price Law Firm, LLC. Our Charleston construction site accident attorneys can help you pursue the full and fair compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages and more.
In addition to helping you through the workers' compensation process, we will investigate the cause of your accident and see if you may also have a third-party personal injury claim. If so, you may be eligible for even more financial compensation.
Regulations To Prevent Scaffolding Falls
OSHA has strict requirements for construction sites, intended to prevent falls and the serious injuries or deaths that frequently result. These regulations include the following:
Each worker on a scaffold that is more than 10 feet above another level must be protected from falling to the lower level.
Adequate fall protection may either consist of a personal fall arrest system or a guardrail system that meets OSHA requirements.
Employees engaged in overhand bricklaying work from supported scaffolds must be guarded against falls from all open sides of the scaffold (except where the wall is being laid).
After any on-the-job injury, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer at John Price Law Firm, LLC to arrange a free initial consultation. Call us at 843-552-6011 or send us an email today.