I Was Injured When My Head Was Hit By Falling Debris. My Contractor Didn’t Provide Me With A Hard Hat. Is He Liable?
A: When working on a construction site, there are many dangers that can cause a potential head injury. Wearing a hard hat is wise, in order to prevent potential Florida construction injuries.
Your employer should want you to wear a hard hat in order to reduce your risks of a construction head injury in Florida.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employees wear hard hats if there is a possible danger of falling objects. The hard hat must meet the American National Standard for Personnel Protection or the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection requirements.
Additionally, there are many local requirements that specify when hard hats are necessary to wear. If you have suffered a construction injury in South Florida, please contact a skilled Fort Lauderdale work accident attorney to find out your rights under Florida worker’s compensation laws.
Our construction accident attorneys can give you more information about your legal rights to recovery in a free discussion on your case. Please call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to schedule your appointment today.