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Falling for Your Job: Risks of Working At Great Heights

Many industries require employees to work at great heights either for short periods of time such as climbing a ladder to access materials or for longer periods of time such as working on lifts or a high roof in the construction field. Working at such heights poses a risk for falls. Even the smaller heights can cause serious disabilities with injuries to the spine or head and in some cases a fall can be fatal.

Employee safety should be at the forefront of every employer’s priority list. Unfortunately many falls are the result of faulty equipment or improper safety materials such as harness, safety belts, and hard hats. Employees who are not working in safe environments are at risk for other injuries that may even lead to a fall with serious consequences. They may also be the result of other employee’s carelessness such as leaving supplies laying around that may promote tripping or other injuries to the feet and legs which lead to a fall.

There are many serious and debilitating injuries that result after a fall and many can result in a permanent disability situation, leaving you unable to work for the rest of your life. These injuries can also result in heavy medical bills, surgeries, and continuing physical therapy. In the most serious cases where work-related death is the result of a fault from great heights, families as a whole suffer the loss of income, the expense of funeral costs, and ultimately the loss of a loved one.

If you have suffered a fall or are the family member of a work-related fall victim, you need someone to protect your rights and your future finances. A fall is serious business and if it is the result of improper employer safety standards, it is all the more important that you seek legal advice.

Set up a free consultation with our office today. You can contact us by phone at 866-205-2415 or via our online form. Do not delay in taking action. Fall injuries can have life-long consequences that do not come cheap. Reach out to us today.