Construction jobs carry a multitude of potential dangers. Due to the dangerous nature of the work involved on construction sites, many regulations have been put in place aimed at providing construction workers with protection against danger as much as possible. Compliance with these regulations is required by law, and construction companies who fail to abide by them may be held liable or required to pay workers’ compensation if someone is injured due to a violation. However, companies are usually required to pay workers’ compensation even if the accident wasn’t caused by negligence on their part.
One of construction’s most dangerous jobs is work on roofs. Roof accidents can happen very suddenly because there are many ways that a person may accidentally fall. This is especially dangerous when the work is on multiple storied buildings. Thankfully, there are some simple ways in which a construction company can provide their workers with some security against such accidents. Some of the ways in which construction companies should work toward preventing roofing accidents include:
Furnish employees with the latest fall prevention equipment
Provide employees with safety training on how to avoid roofing accidents
Supply the work site with railings and other protections against falling
Use stable and secure ladders and scaffolding
Supply employees with information about the specific hazards of the roof they are working on
Accidents happen frequently on construction sites, and particularly during roofing work. If you or a loved one was injured on the job and is not receiving the appropriate level of workers’ compensation or is being outright denied their right to workers’ compensation, you do not have to accept the employer’s unfair practices. To learn more about your legal options in regards to workers’ compensation, contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer today.