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Safety Equipment Needed for Construction Workers

Physical labor, working with heavy equipment, and using machinery requires safety equipment to avoid accidents that harm and kill employees.

Often, eye protection, sensors, fall restraints, and safety guards are the only items standing between the worker and a traumatic injury or fatality.

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An employee might still suffer serious injuries when using outdated or broken equipment that cannot pass inspection or protect the user. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), employees in the United States sustain severe injuries every day due to a defective product.

Were you or a loved one injured by a defective product? You might be entitled to receive financial compensation to pay for your damages through a product liability lawsuit.

The construction accident attorneys in Chicago, Illinois at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC maintain a successful litigating history of filing and resolving product liability cases on behalf of our clients.

Call us today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or fill out the contact form to schedule a free case evaluation. Our law firm is here to help.

Common Personal Protective Equipment in the Construction Industry

Construction workers at a construction site or other job site need personal protective equipment PPE to prevent injuries. Here are common types of safety equipment used by construction workers across different body parts.

Head Protection

Lots of hazards endanger the head and other local body parts in construction like excessive noise, falling items, and more. They use head protection safety equipment like hard hats, face shields, ear plugs, safety glasses including prescription safety glasses, and other things to help.

Learn about how you can protect yourself against threats like noise or traum by wearing plugs or a hard hat. Hard hats, plugs, and other PPE can help.

Fall Protection

Construction fall hazards include falling down. Yet, more injury and accidents occur due to falling objects too, especially from sharp objects. These can trigger head injuries just as often.

To combat that, ppe is used and workers may wear a safety harness or other device. This can prevent falling over or harm from falling objects.

In fact, OSHA requires employers to protect employees against these safety risks with tools and equipment or face fine

Foot Protection

Foot protection PPE worn by construction employees may include steel toe boots and more

Respiratory protection

PPE worn by construction workers to protect against harmful dust and respiratory issues include masks, ventilators, etc.

Hearing Protection

Construction workers might need additional hearing protection due to aggravated noise levels. This is why specialized PPE is worn by the construction industry. You should wear it too to reduce these hazards.

Extremity Protection including Arms, Legs, Knees, Fingers, and Toes

Extremity and hand protection is important so proper PPE is critical. Often, it is required so there's no choice.

To protect construction people here, work gloves, knee pads, and other PPE tools are used to preserve safety and mitigate risks.

Collisions

To protect against collisions with people and vehicles, people wear reflective jackets.

Toxic Materials Protection

To protect against potential hazards like a chemical spill, you may have to wear special PPE equipment like chemical resistant gloves.

Get Help Today If You Were Harmed by Defective Workplace Safety Equipment

Construction site workers across one or multiple construction sites need proper safety gear. If personal protective equipment PPE is lacking or defective, it can cause problems.

Construction workers also require regular training so it's worn correctly at construction sites and other jobs and job site locations. If not, falls, chemical leaks, and other dangers can arise.

Product Liability Defective Products

Consumers, construction workers, patients, and other people can be seriously injured using defective products like heavy equipment, child safety car seats, and medicine (defective drugs and medical devices) as well as other safety equipment.

Many victims have had their product liability claim added to class-action lawsuits holding a product manufacturer legally accountable for damages involving hundreds or thousands of people.

Typically, a product manufacturer will resolve a product liability case by negotiating a settlement amount paid by their insurance company that holds their liability coverage.

Product Liability Cases

Personal injury attorneys specializing in product liability cases build their lawsuits on tort law, holding product manufacturers legally liable for any damage the product causes consumers. These often include faulty safety equipment and tools meant to protect at risk construction workers per OSHA guidelines.

The product liability attorney will build a product liability case showing that:

  • The product was unreasonably dangerous
  • It was defectively designed or made
  • The plaintiff suffered damages

The personal injury attorney will hire expert witnesses to provide testimony during a deposition or at trial revealing how the defective component made the product dangerous.

The defect might include:

  • A design flaw
  • A manufacturing mistake
  • A marketing mistake

Typically, product liability attorneys have limitless possibilities when building a liability case against the manufacturer. An identifiable defect leading to the plaintiff’s injuries might prove the product liability case in court or help during the settlement negotiation process.

Revealing that the product had a dangerous defect in its design, manufacturing, or marketing could be sufficient to prove negligence.

Compensation for Defective Safety Gear

There are a number of different types of claims available to you after a faulty PPE accident including lawsuit (for negligence, products liability, etc.) and even workers' comp claim.

If you bring one of those or more, you can seek damages for your healthcare costs (present and future), lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, death, and much more.

Speak with a qualified construction accident attorney to see what kind of cause of action you should file and what relief may be available.

Product Liability Attorneys

Did defective equipment cause your injuries or kill your loved one? The product defect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have a successful track record of helping clients with product cases just like yours.

Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your product liability case. Our attorneys can hold product manufacturers financially accountable for compromising your well-being.

Let our attorney team seek financial compensation on your behalf to cover your damages that might include hospitalization costs, medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earnings, pain, and suffering.

Our defective product lawyers can hold the safety product manufacturer legally responsible for your losses.

Our legal team accepts all personal injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits on contingency fee agreements. This arrangement ensures you do not pay any upfront fees for our services. If we do not win, you owe us nothing.

Our product liability legal team currently follows CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) COVID-19 guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. All information you share with our product liability lawyers remains confidential through an attorney-client relationship.

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