More construction workers are killed by falls than by any other type of job-related accident. Despite more than 40 years of specific regulations to improve site safety, 337 construction workers nationwide died from falls in 2014. Adding to the inherent risk of working in construction, unsafe conditions persist on many ladders, scaffolds, roofs and multistory job sites. Feinberg & Alban, P.C. works to secure proper compensation for injured construction workers and the families of those who died after falling at a job site. Our Massachusetts attorneys understand the duty of care and the relevant codes that builders must meet. Whether you need a workers’ compensation, personal injury or wrongful death claim to receive justice, our experienced attorneys can help.
Federal regulations require employers to use fall protection systems and to determine whether walking and working surfaces have the required strength and structural integrity. Various aspects of construction present a realistic risk of fatal falls, including:
If a defendant claims that installing a safety mechanism would have led to a more hazardous environment, the legal burden is on them to demonstrate it. Feinberg & Alban, P.C. can evaluate the proper standard of care for your particular situation and will aggressively pursue relief if that standard was violated.
Nearly 40 percent of construction fatalities result from falls. This has led to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and programs such as the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction mandating the use of specific methods to prevent falls, including:
If you or a family member has been hurt in a construction fall, Feinberg & Alban can review your case to see if fall prevention methods were used properly.
If you’ve been injured in a fall at a construction site, speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. Set up your free consultation by calling 617-232-5950 or by contacting us online. Our attorneys serve clients in Boston, Worcester, Springfield and throughout Massachusetts.
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