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Protecting against fall-related construction accidents

On Behalf of | Nov 27, 2022 | Construction Injuries |

While there are certain types of safety hazards that may be present in many work environments, some risks may be more prevalent within specific fields. Slip, trip and fall accidents can occur under a variety of scenarios and similar issues continue to be a leading cause of serious injuries for construction workers in California. Taking steps to protect against similar types of construction accidents can be essential to cultivating a safer work atmosphere but preventing all fall-related incidents may prove a challenging task. 

Slip, trip and fall safety 

There could be numerous steps construction workers can take to help mitigate the risks of fall-related incidents. As slippery surfaces continue to be a leading cause of similar incidents, wearing shoes with sufficient tread may be integral to promoting safety. Workers may also find it vital to use caution when working during wet conditions, as the presence of adverse weather may only increase the risk of an unfortunate situation. 

Taking steps to keep worksite pathways clear and free of clutter and debris may also be imperative, as similar issues could also lead to a greater risk of fall-related accidents. In areas where safety hazards exist, posting signs to warn of the danger could also help mitigate incident risks. Workers may also find it helpful to use caution when operating in areas with poor lighting, as it may prove difficult to spot a potential hazard under similar conditions. 

After a fall 

Fall-related construction accidents can have disastrous results that could leave a worker facing a variety of challenges. Those who suffer severe or permanent harm during such an incident may have questions about their available options for financial aid, and they could choose to consult with an attorney for advice on how best to approach the situation. An attorney can examine the incident, along with a client’s injuries and financial needs, and assist in preparing to pursue the full amount of compensation achievable through the appropriate paths.