Falls On-the-Job In Florida May Lead To Severe Injuries Or Death
Have you been injured on-the-job in Florida because of a fall accident at work? Falls from heights, slip and falls, and trip and falls can occur at anytime and at anyplace, even at work. In fact, falls are a common type of workplace accident that can happen at the office, an industrial plant, and especially at agriculture and construction sites.
Although Florida fall injuries occur in every industry, construction workers are severely affected due to work falls from elevations. In fact, falls in the construction industry are the leading cause of fatality and account for one-third to one-half of all deaths in this industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2009 there were 617 fatal falls in the construction industry.
Why do construction falls occur?
- Unprotected sides
- Floor holes and wall openings
- Improper scaffold construction
- Misuse of portable ladders
- And, more
When a worker is injured from a fall, there may be serious injuries sustained including:
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Head injury
- Bruises and cuts
- Broken bones
- Skeletal fractures
- Tail bone injuries
If you suffer from a serious injury from a fall at work, you may need to speak with a Florida workers’ compensation attorney to find out your rights and benefits under the law.
If your Florida work injury leaves you badly injured and unable to work, please contact an experienced Florida work injury lawyer to discuss your options. You may be entitled to more compensation than what you will receive through a workers’ compensation claim. Also, if your workers comp claim was denied, we may be able to help get you what you deserve. Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at 954-677-0155.
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