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Slip and fall accidents are common in the workplace, especially in the construction industry. Over 25,000 fall accidents result in death each year, and falls from heights are the leading cause of fatalities in construction. Slip and fall accidents range from slipping and falling on a slick surface to falling off of scaffolding or a rooftop.
Fall hazards are present at most work sites and construction workers are exposed to these hazards every day. A fall hazard is anything that could cause you to lose your balance or support and result in a fall. Any walking or working surface at a construction site could be a potential fall hazard.
Each slip and fall case is different, and OSHA has put together standards to help keep construction workers safe while on the job. For example, when working on scaffolds, your employer should provide fall protection, such as guardrails, especially for work performed over dangerous equipment and machinery.
Documenting slip and fall accidents
If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, make sure to seek medical attention immediately and file an accident report with your employer.
As a victim of a slip and fall accident, you must document all aspects of your accident and construction injuries.
- Be sure to take pictures of the scene and the injuries you sustained.
- Get statements from anyone who witnessed the accident to help prove your case.
- Keep track of all of your lost wages, medical bills and transportation expenses throughout the process.
The lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin, PC can help you file all forms and meet deadlines, as well as guide you throughout your lawsuit as your worker’s compensation and personal injury lawyers. Call us at 317-569-9644 to speak to an experienced Indiana attorney now!