General contracting is a serious business. Construction contractors, electricians, roofers, and painters experience a higher rate of injury and fatality each year than any other industry, including those that many label as “more dangerous” than general contracting. There are numerous occupational injuries, especially construction injuries that could be sustained in your chosen career field, but some are more common than others, and cause far more occurrences and worst-case scenario fatalities. General contractors have a dangerous job; the best way to ensure that you and your family are protected is to always maintain safety regulations, improve observant awareness, and ensure that Serious Injuries Solicitors are there to help you out in case of serious or even minor occupational injury.
The most common type of injury associated with general contracting is a fall. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls account for over 24,000 injuries per year, in the United Kingdom alone. Most of the construction injury occurrences due to occupation related falls result in needing time off from work, but more serious injuries could result in permanent damage. Electricians, plumbers, roofers, construction workers, and painters account for most of these injuries. Occurrences generally involve falling from High beams, Ladders, Stairways, Unsafe conditions. Many or all of these conditions can be avoided by applying proper safety measures to avoid damages.
The second most serious injury related to general contracting is being crushed by way of being caught in equipment, or between two surfaces with the inability to escape. Laceration and slashes are a serious result in many injuries, as industrial strength materials usually have the ability to cut directly through tissue or bone.
The third most happening of serious injuries is due to collisions i.e. being “struck by” or hit by an overhead load or miscellaneous object accounts for a large number of construction injuries and other work-related injuries. According to OSHA, 75% of these injuries are sustained due to heavy equipment and work-related machinery such as cranes (or even trucks).
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Scaffolding is a dangerous entity in construction work and should be up-to-date in OSHA standards regarding safety at all times. It should be inspected upon the beginning of each shift, and should be regularly fitted with appropriate equipment and should be supported properly at all times. Construction injuries are most often prevented with the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as appropriate face and eyewear, hardhats, appropriate gloves, and slip-resistant hard-toe boots. Falling and crushing injuries are best prevented by safety handrails, the appropriate harnesses, safety nets, sturdy and up-to-date equipment, and an area free of clutter. Prevention is a major factor in work-related injuries, and overlooking safety regulations is the main cause of incident. Protect yourself, your livelihood, and your family. Time off from work is detrimental to your finances and your well-being. Maintain all legal and proper safety protocols, keep up-to-date PPE, and protect yourself with Serious Injuries Solicitors who can help you out in claiming your payments for facing any damages. You and your family will only stand to benefit from the extra protection, and while contracting and construction injuries are preventable, they are not impossible or even improbable. Maintain workplace safety and ensure more protection for your future.