Construction work is not for the faint of heart. This is because a lot of these individuals work from great heights that require safety equipment such as lanyard and harnesses which may fail due to one reason or the other. OSHA, a federal government safety agency lays out rules regarding construction worker safety, helping to ensure that workers know their rights and that supervisors toe the line with regard to equipment functionality and t
Lanyard and harnesses are pieces of construction material that go together. Workers use these to move and hang freely vertically or move horizontally while supported by planks or in a free-form manner. They are required to be fastened on properly and inspected for any defects every day. Supervisors are also required to show workers how to properly use them, and they should have a safety mechanism that will break any kind of fall to avert a catastrophic accident.
Construction injuries can be life-changing and serious. Due to the heights from which workers fall, it is likely that they will sustain career-ending injuries.
Here are a few:
- Broken arms and legs
- Spinal injury
- Traumatic head injury
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
Construction Accidents – Who Can I Sue?
The trauma that comes with suffering a fall as a result of a malfunctioning lanyard and harness can follow you for years in the form of PTSD. If human negligence caused your injuries, it is only fair that the negligent party pay for their easily preventable actions. In addition, filing a construction injuries lawsuit may mean naming many parties as defendants. If the lanyard and harness was made from poor quality material, it may be possible to name the manufacturers in a defective product lawsuit. If, on the other hand, your supervisor flouted OSHA safety regulations or didn’t replace equipment when they were worn out to the point of posing a risk, you can name them and the contractor as defendants.
Get Legal Help Today
These types of cases are time-sensitive and complex. If you’re looking to get maximum compensation, it’s in your best interests to work with an experienced injury attorney such as myself. Simply call me today on 877-561-3004 for your free and confidential consultation. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you the safety of a construction site.