Drywall Installation Leads to Injury

One of the types of materials construction workers can end up handling in their work is drywall. Sometimes, injury-causing construction accidents occur in relation to drywall handling. Examples of drywall-handling-related injuries that can happen include fall injuries and overexertion injuries.

The details of a given drywall accident can have significant implications on the legal situations of the workers harmed in the accident. For example, things like what parties were involved in the accident, what materials/equipment were involved in the accident, what things caused the accident and what specific type the accident falls under could influence what kinds of routes for pursuing compensation a worker might have. Skilled construction accident attorneys can provide workers injured in drywall accidents at construction sites with help pinning down the details of their accident and with explanations of what their overall legal position is given the accident’s details.

Drywall safety at construction sites is another thing where the specifics and little details matter greatly. This is because many different things can impact the likelihood of accidents occurring in relation to drywall handling. Some examples include:

  • What policies are present at the construction site when it comes to drywall handling.
  • What sort of equipment is provided to workers for drywall handling and installation.
  • What information workers are given on the drywall they are working with, including what information they have on the drywall’s weight.
  • What training the workers have on safe drywall handling.
  • How drywall and materials/equipment related to its handling/installation are stored at the construction site.

One hopes that companies involved in constriction pay appropriate attention to all relevant safety details when it comes to drywall-related work operations done at their work sites.

Source: Safety+Health, “Handling drywall safely,” Dec. 20, 2013

Timothy F. Schweitzer
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Tim Schweitzer is a personal injury lawyer specializing in maritime, construction and railroad injury claims.
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