All construction work has risks, but there may be something about working in New Jersey residential attic construction that has you concerned. You and your employer should be aware of the reasons why falls are a significant threat for New Jersey residential attic construction workers so that you can take the steps that you need to try and minimize the chance of an accident and resulting injury.
Five Risks of New Jersey Residential Attic Construction Falls
There are many types of injuries that you could face while building a residential attic. You could, for example, be injured by a piece of equipment or by the extreme temperatures of your working environment. The greatest risk that you face, however, may be the risk of a fall. The reasons why you may be at risk of serious injury from a New Jersey residential attic construction fall are:
- Attics are (obviously) significantly higher than ground level.
- Attics can be cramped spaces that make careful maneuvering difficult.
- There may be openings between truss chords.
- Lighting may be poor.
- There may be many trip and fall hazards including but not limited to cords and wiring.
Of course, other hazards may also exist and it is always important to pay attention to those risks and to call a New Jersey construction lawyer if you're injured.
Don't Suffer in Silence - Call a New Jersey Construction Injury Lawyer If You're Hurt
If you have been hurt in a residential attic construction fall or other accident then it is important to protect your rights to a possible recovery. Please call an experienced New Jersey construction lawyer today at 800-362-9329 and please read our FREE pamphlet, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone" to learn more.