Every day, thousands of people head to work; however, some do not return to home and some are taken to hospitals with serious injuries. These injuries occur at the workplace.
According to statistics, thousands of workers were injured or killed in workplace accidents in a given year. OSHA reports that 3.5 out of every 100,000 workers are fatally injured, which averages to 13 workplace fatalities every day. Pretty scary!
One of the most dangerous and deadliest workplaces is in the construction area. In 2011, about 17.6% of fatalities happened in the construction sector.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workplace accidents cost companies close to $53 billion every year. All these companies need to do is take preventive and proactive measures to protect their workers and get peace of mind.
The following are the most frequently cited standards by OSHA for the construction industry:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication standards
- Ladder risks
In addition, the most frequently cited standards by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the general industry include:
- Respiratory protection
- Electrical wiring
- Powered industrial trucks
- Control of hazardous energy
By eliminating the risk of hazardous falls and other workplace traumas, the emotional, physical and financial hardships experienced by everyone involved is greatly reduced.
If you were injured at work, you are likely to already be receiving or filing to receive worker’s compensation. Depending on how the accident happened, you may be entitled to additional damages.
If you were injured because of an unsafe environment, contact the experienced San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir | Tierney to discuss the potentiality of a case to enable you to earn more compensation for your injury.