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DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE FOR COMPENSATION AFTER BEING INJURED IN A WORKER ACCIDENT?
In this article, we are going to talk about work accidents, what you should do, what rights you have to compensation for your injuries in West Palm Beach, Florida and how an accident lawyer can help you get compensation for your personal injuries.
Construction work is one of the highest risks for accidents. Construction areas are high-risk workspaces, so if you work in construction in West Palm Beach Florida, you must take the necessary preventive measures to avoid injuries or accidents at work.
The United States Department of Labor, OSHA, states that 6.5 million people work in 252,000 construction sites in the country on a given day, so 1 out of 5 accidents in the workplace result in fatalities at the construction job site.
People who have been affected by construction accidents often have many questions about how to deal with their situation, as they face a series of unexpected expenses that were not planned. Our lawyers specialize in workplace accidents and construction accidents in south Florida.
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Falls in the workplace - work accidents in West Palm Beach Florida
Construction work requires work to be done in high places and if workers do not follow the necessary safety measures and protocols, such as scaffolding and stairs or pedestrian crossings, which will avoid obstruction of objects that may trigger a simple fall, it can result in severe consequences to the lives of workers. According to OSHA, accidents at construction sites by objects are one of the main reasons of fatality in accidents at the workplace because the workers involved in an accident are at risk for many injuries such as fractures, brain damage, internal organ injuries, etc.
As an employee at the construction site, you must be attentive and adhere to the safety regulations set forth. Owners and contractors must keep the construction site safe and clear from potential hazards, as much as possible, such as install guardrails or safety devices to protect your life, however sometimes these measures are not taken, simply to save budget. If this happens and you suffer an accident, you should consult with a lawyer who specializes in workplace and construction accidents-Advocates USA. The person or entity that is responsible for the facility where the accident occurred will be held liable.
Blows by falling objects - Work accident in West Palm Beach, Florida
Workers who perform work on the ground often suffer injuries from falling objects such as construction equipment, tools, materials, among other stuff. These accidents usually occur while working below cranes or when work is conducted in high areas of construction. Blows to your body by falling objects often cause head and eye injuries.
As workplace injury lawyers, we often see these types of accidents. It is crucial, as construction workers, to always wear your safety gear and equipment. Having facial and eye protection, like lenses and helmets, can save your life. If you suffer injuries from falling objects at a construction site accident, remember to consult with an experienced construction lawyer so we can speak with safety industry experts to analyze the construction accident. Often Advocates USA can prove that negligence contributed to the accident through damaged objects, lack of safety protocol or faulty machinery.
Tools and work machinery with defects - Occupational accident in West Palm Beach, Florida
Construction work involves the use of heavy machinery and power tools; if there is a defect in them, either because the machinery arrived faulty or because of wear and tear, they can cause severe accidents for workers.
It is crucial to have safety protection such as gloves, helmets, and lenses to ensure the safe handling of machinery. Usually, these machines and tools must be verified and must have some safety marking to support their use, if you do not have it and suffered an accident; you can demand the necessary compensation for the case.
Pollution by toxic substances - Work accident in West Palm Beach, Florida
The risks of being exposed to chemicals in construction areas can lead to problems such as cancer, irritation, traumatic injuries, etc. The gases used in welding, for example, are dangerous to the body, in addition to being highly flammable. Also, products such as paint, cement, among others; they can cause problems for workers if they are damaged or are not handled correctly.
Advice: It is essential not to use chemical products without knowing their characteristics. Also, the safety conditions must be maintained in the workspace; for this reason, it is vital that the products handled are not expired or damaged; the safety utensils must also be guaranteed.
Crushing - Work accident in West Palm Beach, Florida
Crushing accidents are dangerous, usually occur as a result of bad conditions of the type of work. These types of accidents involve ditches and collapses caused by excavations causing injuries due to suffocation or oxygen depletion. It also includes accidents caused by crushing the truckload.
Construction work should be monitored by experts to verify the work done in an effort to avoid hazards that cause injury or creates a dangerous workplace for employees.
If you have been involved in a construction site accident, it is important to contact a lawyer who specializes in workplace accidents-Advocates USA at 1-800-872-4878 because each state is different when it comes to compensation for accidents in the workplace. Our workplace lawyers will help investigate the cause of the crash in addition to ensuring the company was adequate with the proper safety protocols.
Talk to the best Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Florida
Our personal injury attorneys in West Palm Beach, Florida have significant experience in helping work accident victims on the job. We have won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients for damages, lost wages, medical expenses and other compensatory damages, but more importantly, Advocates USA-construction accident lawyers in West Palm Beach are at your disposal, and we will fight for the justice you deserve. For more information or to make a free consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at 1-800-872-4878.
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