The sudden tragic loss of a loved one is a very traumatic and painful thing. It often leaves the victim’s friends and families in disbelief and sadness. When spouses send their loves off to work, they should never have to go through the agony of not having them return.

A fall is one of the frequent causes of a wrongful death accident at work. An employer should be taking every step possible to prevent deadly falls from happening. An employer is legally obligated to provide a safe work environment for all employees.

There are three ways your employer can prevent a fall accident from happening. As an employee you can make sure that your employer is:

  • Planning ahead. Before the work on a project ever begins, an employer should make plans. He should be deciding what it will take to get the job done, what types of tasks the employees will be doing, and what safety equipment it will take to complete it safely.
  • Providing adequate equipment. An employer should provide all his employees the right tools and equipment it takes to get the job done safely. Many jobs require workers to be up on ladders, roofs, or scaffolds. Without properly functioning safety equipment, these tasks can be extremely dangerous. Even a fall from a modest height can be fatal.
  • Training employees. Not knowing how to properly use the tools and equipment provided can cause a fall. Employers should be training their employees on the safe use of ladders, scaffolds, fall protection systems, and any other equipment they might be using on the job.

If you have lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer at Hupy and Abraham, to discuss your legal options. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.