The sad truth is that construction is one of the most dangerous jobs a person can have in the United States and in Fresno. When a worker suffers an accident on the job, they should be entitled to workers’ compensation. If a person dies while working on a construction site, their family should be entitled to compensation too. If you are in either of those two situations, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker now at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
The Best Plan is to Avoid These Accidents
While we are glad to be able to help victims of these at-work construction accidents, the best-case scenario is that they would be significantly reduced. Due to the high injury and mortality rate in the construction field, construction companies should be taken every step they can to keep their workers safe. Following are three initiatives they could take on that would very likely help achieve this goal.
- Education and Training
- Increasing Awareness
- Get Rid of Hazards
First and foremost, workers and everyone else that is on the job site needs to have health and safety training so that they know how to avoid accidents and what to do if they are involved in one. Second, there need to be regular safety compliance inspections to ensure that the construction company is continuing to implement protocols.
There are many reasons that employers should take the time to increase awareness of potential injuries and hazards. Not only can it result in fewer accidents and deaths, but it can also save money for the company. How? By reducing payouts to workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Some insurance providers will also reduce policy premiums if they know that the company they are insuring has provided training to their employees.
Training employees where hazards are, how to avoid them, and what to do if they are injured by them is not the only way to reduce the danger caused by these hazards – they can also take steps to remove the hazards themselves. Getting rid of dangerous objects, areas that could cause electrocution, and finding ways to prevent workers from having to take part in actions that could lead to falls can all help reduce danger on a construction site.
If you have been injured while working at a construction site, then you should talk to a personal injury attorney right away. If you have lost a loved one in this type of accident, then you should call us as well. Reach out to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.