Lack of OSHA Fall Protection

Indianapolis Construction Injury Law Firm Helps Injured Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government entity that regulates safety standards in the workplace. OSHA has enacted and published many important rules for the protection of workers. Employers are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules, including rules requiring that workers be protected from the risk of suffering serious injuries in falls on the job site. When a worker sustains serious injuries because a general contractor has failed to comply with OSHA fall protection regulations, the general contractor may be responsible for the employee's damages incurred as a result of a severe injury.

The Indianapolis construction injury law firm of Doehrman Buba have more than 50 combined years of experience helping workers injured in construction site falls. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site fall, contact the lawyers of Doehrman Buba to protect your rights.

OSHA Standards

One OSHA standard that construction contractors often fail to follow involves fall protection for workers on job sites. OSHA requires any work occurring at a height greater than six feet on a construction site to have protection in place so that the workers do not fall and receive severe injuries. When a contractor fails to follow these rules and a worker is severely injured in a fall, the negligent contractor may be responsible for the losses suffered by the worker.

Third Party Claims

OSHA requires that only proper and safe equipment be used at construction sites. If a company supplies a contractor with faulty equipment, that company and the contractor who obtained the equipment may be responsible for injuries caused by the faulty equipment. In situations involving faulty equipment, we might be able to bring a third party liability claim against the responsible party for full and fair compensation.

Contact Our Indianapolis Construction Attorneys Today

If any company failed to comply with OSHA fall protection requirements and you sustained injuries as a result, our Indianapolis accident lawyers may be able to help. Call us today for a free consultation.

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