Falls Are The Leading Cause of Death In Construction

Michigan workers compensation lawyer reminds construction workers about the danger of falls in the workplace.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has an ongoing campaign to prevent deadly falls in the construction industry. In 2010, statistics show that more than 10,000 construction workers were killed or injured as a result of falling while working from heights. OSHA recommends that falls can be prevented and lives saved through three simple steps.

1. PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.

2. PROVIDE the right equipment.

3. TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely

Source: OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign

How to get help if you suffer a fall at work in Michigan

We see this danger firsthand with our own clients and want to help raise awareness of this important issue. When a loved one suffers a fall at work, it can be disastrous. The physical and mental toll can be too much to handle. Remember that help is available!

Michigan requires that workers compensation benefits are paid to individuals who are hurt at work. These benefits include medical treatment and wage replacement. If a person dies from a work fall, dependent family members can make a claim for survivors benefits.

To speak with an experienced workers compensation lawyer in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. We will make sure that your legal rights are protected and that you get the most benefits available.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related information:

Injured On The Job: A Guide to Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law (Free Book)

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Robert Couse-Baker.

06/01/2012
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