Window Washing Accidents
Window washing can be a risky job, especially if you are tasked with washing a skyscraper or other tall buildings. Nevertheless, your employer and business owners are still legally obligated to ensure you can work in a reasonably safe environment. If you or a loved one was injured while window washing, you have legal rights.
Owners, managers of buildings, and employers of window washers are also required by the law to provide adequate safety equipment for the cleaning process. The duty of owners, managers and employers extends to the provision of safety harnesses, secure scaffolds, and platforms from which to operate.
If you have been injured as a result of a failure to provide this necessary equipment, you may also be entitled to file a lawsuit for compensation.
Accidents Involving Pedestrians
It can be quite a hassle, going on your own way and suddenly having unsecured equipment fall on you. You are entitled to freedom from such events happening and causing you injury. If you have been hurt in a window washing accident because a building owner or manager failed to follow Houston safety standards, you are entitled to compensation.
Window washing injuries can occur due to:
- Unsecured objects falling from the washing platform
- Failure of the platform resulting in falling due to negligent installation
- Slipping and falling due to negligent dripping of washing liquids on the sidewalk
Injuries suffered in window washing accidents can be quite serious. These may include:
- Head injuries caused by falling objects
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones and fracture from being struck by heavy objects
- Damage to discs, tendons, joints, muscle, tissue, and ligaments from slipping and falling
If you are injured due to any of these, you can file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for any medical expenses you have incurred to treat the injury. If you were unable to work due to the injury, you may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages.
If you have been injured in a window washing accident but are not sure if you can obtain compensation, you need to get in touch with a lawyer today.
Injuries Involving Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards require that employers maintain a safe work environment. Employers are expected to provide essential safety equipment and ensure that the workers use it properly. This duty may extend to the owner, manager, or agent in charge of any building, whether public or private.
If you have been injured due to a violation of the OSHA standards, you need to get in touch with a lawyer immediately. The lawyer can help you investigate the root causes of the accident and determine how and why the accident happened. Your lawyer can also help you find out whose fault it was so you can know who to take legal action against.
Now is the Time to Take Action: Contact a Houston Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a window washing accident, take action and determine your legal rights. Speak to the Houston injury lawyers at Michael P. Fleming & Associates today.