Workplace injuries can range from a minor cut or bruise to a devastating, life-changing illness…
Employers need to take falls seriously. In fact, they should take time to go over safety protocols often. Regardless of where a person works, there is a risk of falling. Whether you are in an office job or someone who cleans windows on a building, falls can cause major injuries.
At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, we are ready to help when you need a Los Angeles workplace injuries attorney. We will work to investigate the incident and move to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related expenses.
Have you fallen before?
If you have, whether at work or not, then it was probably unexpected. Falling is not something that most people think about, which is why employers need to take fall prevention seriously.
Some industries are riskier than others. For workers in construction, warehousing, landscaping, and more, they are more aware of falls. However, for those who work in office buildings, restaurants, or other supposedly “low-risk” environments, falls are not discussed as often.
Federal safety rules are in place to prevent workers from falling to their death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) frequently cites employers for failing to property prevent falls. Some of their common citations revolve around:
Injuries from falls can be serious and often include:
The medical costs of treating these injuries can be tremendous. However, victims of falls also have other hidden accident costs to contend with. This can include:
For the most recent reporting year, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 887 workers died in falls across the US. That is the most since the agency began tracking fall deaths. Falls accounted for over 17% of all job-related fatalities that year. For the construction, they accounted for 40% of all fatalities.
As construction continues to boom across California, we need to be able to count on employers providing the proper equipment and training to prevent these falls.
Falls must be taken seriously. They can happen anywhere and to anyone, regardless of what industry they work in. If you have been injured in a workplace fall that was caused by someone else’s negligence, Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz are ready to help. We will work diligently to investigate the accident so we can secure compensation for: