Falling accidents may be due to dangerous working conditions or a company not properly inspecting working areas. These companies may be unregulated and may not have the appropriate safety regulations in place. If you have been injured at work due to negligence and poor maintenance and the company you work for has ignored your injury claim, you may want to consider reporting your company to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has thoroughly inspected and tracked down these labor-intensive construction companies and have established safety measures that they encourage every employer to follow. By January 1, 2017, all employers will be required to document their employees’ injuries on the OSHA website to track down workplace injuries.
You can protect your employees by educating them regarding OSHA’s guidelines. You can report injuries on OSHA’s website. This will create transparency in the workplace. You may consider informing your employee that their injuries were documented. You may want to make sure your employees are properly trained to operate your equipment correctly. You may consider installing guard railing systems and signs for hazard zones. You will also want to inspect and see whether 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. You may want to contact an experienced Pittsburgh workplace compensation attorney who can guide you to get the justice you deserve.