Find out how your construction accident fall injury may have been prevented and how a New Jersey construction lawyer may help an injured carpenter recover.
Whether you fall from a ladder, a scaffold or a roof, your injuries can result in serious injuries and force you to lose time and pay from your carpentry job. Carpenters are an integral part on many New Jersey construction sites and, like other construction workers, carpenters face significant risks. As a construction worker, you should know that there are steps your employer can take to prevent injuries and there are steps that you and a New Jersey construction lawyer can take to help you recover.
How Your Employer Can Help Prevent Carpenter Fall Accidents
Generally, when the following are implemented, accidents and injuries may be less likely:
- Fall Protection: protective gear such as harnesses and guardrails should be used, according to OSHA regulations.
- Scaffolding Safety: the proper erection, maintenance and inspection of scaffolding equipment can help prevent serious falls.
- Ladder Inspection: ladders are a common tool for carpenters. Yet, injuries from ladder falls may be significant. It is important to make sure that you use the proper ladder for the job and that the ladder is in good condition every time you use one.
How a New Jersey Construction Lawyer Can Help You Recover After an Accident
Even with the precautions described above, construction carpenters may still fall and get hurt. If this has happened to you then it is important to talk to a New Jersey construction attorney as soon as possible about your rights and potential recovery.
The experienced New Jersey construction accident law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer is committed to helping injured construction workers recover fair damages for their injuries. Learn more about how we may be able to help you in our FREE publication: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone and please call us today at 1-800-362-9329 to learn more.