Should I Make A Compensation Claim After Being Injured By Falling Objects?
Falling objects from construction sites can be very dangerous for the workers on site and the public passing by. Precautions can be taken, but falling objects cannot always be preventable. Have you been injured by a falling object and are looking at getting compensated for your injuries? You have come to the right place. Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. has experienced construction accident lawyers to look into your matter and find the right solution for you.
Before you decide to make a compensation claim after being injured by falling objects, let’s look at the precautionary measures that should be carried out at work sites to prevent falling object injuries.
What Should be Done at Construction Sites to Prevent Falling Objects
Construction site managers have to observe laws for public safety. The public includes workers at the site, visitors, and people passing by. A proper boundary around the work site should be set up under the guidance of the site manager, and it should only have limited access points. The area outside the boundary should be completely safe from all the physical issues that can happen during construction, such as falling objects. Every person entering the boundary area should wear protective gear such as hard hats and safety suits.
Proper signboards for risky areas and directions should be placed in critical areas. Also, guards and netting should be installed to safeguard workers working in elevated areas.
To safeguard construction workers from falling, a harness can be an effective tool. Safety equipment such as toe boards, debris nets, self-vulcanizing tape, wristbands, and more can tools and construction items from falling from a height. D-rings, lanyards, and tool cinch attachments can also be used to secure a tool without affecting its effective use.
In any construction site where workers might be threatened by falling objects, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) requires that all tools and materials must be properly secured. OSHA also mandates construction sites to erect toe boards and screens on guardrails and scaffolds, barricades and warning signs to be used in risky areas on a construction site. They should also be utilizing catch platforms, canopies, and other related apparatus.
How Should You Claim an Injury Caused by Falling Objects?
Construction workers in New York City are offered workers’ compensation benefits when they seek reimbursement for their medical costs and loss of wages. Bear in mind that every construction-related injury is unique. If your injury is related to third parties such as vendors, delivery drivers, subcontractors, or equipment and machinery operators, you may qualify to file a personal injury claim against them.
Get in touch with lawyers at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. now for professional legal advice on falling object injuries. We can build a strong case in your interest so that you can get the justice that you deserve. Our team can help you claim medical charges, travel expenses for treatment, and other necessary arrangements hassle-free. We ensure that your personal life is not disrupted by the legal process.