West Virginia Workplace Accident Attorney
Injured on the job from a ladder, stairway or roof fall?
Every employer has a duty to maintain a safe, hazard-free work environment, especially when the job requires working on and around stairways and ladders. Providing the training and instruction necessary to recognize and minimize hazards related to these structures, is a large part of that duty. Falls from ladders, rooftops and stairways used in construction, remodeling, repair, painting, decorating and demolition often result in some of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer:
Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
Traumatic brain injuries
Neck and back injuries
When a fall from a ladder, stairway or rooftop has resulted in injury or death, it is vital to contact a West Virginia personal injury lawyer immediately for the assistance you will need with your workers' compensation claim. Many workplace environments are complex. Construction accidents, for example, may involve more than one responsible party. Accidents may not only result from an employer's negligence, but also from defective equipment. The firm will work diligently to protect your rights, seeking out and holding accountable all responsible parties.
West Virginia Work Injury Lawyer
Every year 11,000 people are killed and 200,000 injured in falls. One-third of all workplace accidents are the result of falls. Following these high accident statistics, OSHA directed mandatory training for all employees who work off the ground. Safe use of ladders is a big part of fall prevention and employers must ensure all safety guidelines are enforced when employees are working with ladders. Employers can be found liable for both a failure to train employees in ladder assembly, set up and maintenance, and a failure to guard employees against the risks involved while working off the ground.
Both adequate training and retraining to maintain an understanding and knowledge of safe use and construction of ladders and stairs, are imperative to a safe workplace.
Contact a West Virginia work accident lawyer today for immediate assistance when you have suffered a construction site or workplace fall from a ladder, stairway or rooftop.