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You may want to apply for benefits after a construction injury

Falling at work has become the most common injury in the workplace. Falling accidents may be due to dangerous working conditions and not inspecting the company's working areas. These companies may be unregulated and may not have the appropriate safety regulations in place.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has thoroughly inspected and tracked down these labor-intensive construction companies and have established obligatory safety measures. If you have been injured and your company has not followed safety measures and has ignored your injury claim, you may want to consider reporting your company to OSHA.

Falling from a high building, window or through a floor may lead to serious injuries such as back, neck, and spinal cord injuries. You may want to consult with a physician to ensure that you have been given the proper treatment. If you prolong the treatment time, the injury may lead to a permanent disability.

Here are ways of protecting your employees from falling:

  • An employer should follow OSHA guidelines and inform workers.
  • Make sure your employees are properly trained to operate your equipment correctly.
  • You can consider installing guard railing systems and signs for hazard zones.
  • Check to see that the scaffolding and work areas are properly supported and safe.

In Pennsylvania, if an employer acknowledges the employee's claim that he or she has suffered an injury due to a fall, then they may be eligible for workers' compensation and health care coverage for a lifetime. If the injury has caused the employee to become disabled, they may want to file for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).

You may want to contact an experienced Pittsburgh workers' compensation attorney, who can guide you to get the justice you deserve.


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