Are You Safe at Work?

July 31, 2015

Two men working for HJ High Construction were hospitalized recently after falling through the roof of the building they had been renovating. Neither man sustained any life-threatening injuries despite falling 20 feet. The Orlando Fire Department commented that one man injured his arm and the other man hurt his hand.

Fire officials speculated that the roof collapse was caused by the two men agitating a weaker area of the steel roof. Representatives of the company say that the building they are working on, which is located on Andes Avenue near the Orlando Executive Airport, is more than 20 years old.

Are You Working in Unsafe Conditions?

In 2013 the Bureau of Labor Statistics documented over 3,000,000 workplace injuries. Another 4,585 of those were fatal. It is important that every company do their utmost to ensure that their employees are able to work in a safe environment. Industry accidents happen frequently, and there are many different parties who may be at fault.

The manufacturer might be liable due to faulty equipment. The employer may be held accountable if proper safety protocols are not enforced. Even another worker could be to blame if he directly caused the accident in question. Determining fault in construction accidents is a very complex process. Each project involves a web of contractors, subcontractors and site managers that try to shift the blame to one another, which is why you need an experienced attorney to investigate and find out who has the most liability.

A personal injury attorney can help you to recuperate damages from whichever party is responsible for your workplace injury.

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