There’s inherent danger to working in the construction industry. Whether you work with heavy machinery, perform work at a height, or use tools capable of causing serious injury, workplace safety is a must. Workers have an absolute right to a safe work environment.
Employers are required by law to take steps to ensure worker safety. Responsible employers provide safety equipment, proper tools for the job, and adequate time and staff to perform a task. When construction employers fail to act responsibly, however, injuries result.
Unfortunately, one in five workplace-related deaths is attributable to the construction industry. In 2018, the leading causes of those deaths were (1) falls from a height, (2) being struck by an object, (3) electrocution, and (4) getting caught between surfaces and heavy objects.
According to OSHA, eliminating these fatal four dangers would save almost 600 lives in America every year.
Here at The Coppola Firm, we help injured individuals hold unsafe businesses accountable. If you or someone you love was injured on a worksite or in the workplace, contact us. Our experienced attorneys will help you protect your rights and secure the justice you deserve.