The Biggest Causes of Fall Injuries at Work

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Accidents and injuries can and do happen at the workplace regularly. Whether you are working at a San Diego construction site on a new building, or you are working in an office environment where you feel you might be safe in your cubicle, there are always dangers. Falling injuries are some of the biggest issues that people face today.

One of the big problems stems from falling off ladders, according to OSHA, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. The misuse of ladders, and using the wrong ladder or stepstool for the job can cause injuries at construction sites, in warehouses, and even office environments.

Ladders are only a part of the problem though. Some companies are not up to date with all of their maintenance. They may have bunched up or torn carpeting, or they might have a stairway that has a loose railing. Their sidewalks might have uneven patches, or they might be extremely slippery when they are wet. Whatever the reason, if the employees are subject to those conditions, it is only a matter of time before an injury takes place.

In order to reduce the number of falling accidents in the workplace, companies need to be very proactive when it comes to taking care of safety issues, such as loose carpeting or shoddy stairways. They need to find the best possible equipment to use for the employees as well. For example, getting rid of the ladder and replacing it with an aerial lift might be a better option.

It is possible for companies to prevent many types of injuries. However, many companies simply never bother. If you or someone you love had a falling accident at the workplace and received injuries as a result, he or she may be entitled to compensation. Take the time to speak with an attorney today to see what options are available.