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The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is full of skyscrapers, and the owners of these buildings rely on the services of window cleaning companies and their employees to ensure that their exteriors are kept clean. Window washers often work in risky environments all in the name of making a living. That being said, if safety precautions and measures are strictly followed, the risk of an on the job accident is minimal and high rise window washing shouldn’t be considered a risky affair.
In a big city like Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington, window cleaning employees must often work from great heights. The glare from the double panel glass, strong winds and other factors are always going to present challenges. However, having the necessary safety gear such as harnesses and protective goggles can mean a world of a difference.
Having a movable and stable scaffolding as well as a safety stop mechanism connected to your harness should eliminate any free-fall situations which may turn deadly if these safety measures weren’t there in the first place.
Responsibility of the employer.
Your employer/supervisor is supposed to inspect all your safety gear as well as make sure that other items are working before you get started with your work. In addition, he or she is supposed to take out licenses and safety permits on your account to make sure that all city ordinances are followed during the cleaning process. Maintenance of all window cleaning equipment needs to be done on a regular basis closely following the International Window Cleaning Association standards, and regular inspection of these equipment is vital to avert any potential accidents resulting from defective products.
Here are some of the common window cleaning injuries faced by workers in this industry:
- Scaffold collapses leading to falls
- Electrical accidents
- Being struck by a falling object
- Chemical exposure
- Whiplash due to a fall that was stopped by your harness equipment
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
Injured while working as a window washer in Dallas? Get Legal Help Today!
These kinds of injuries may put you out of work, making it virtually impossible to take care of yourself or your loved ones. Inasmuch as your employer may provide you with workers’ compensation, the amount of money you may be entitled to through workers’ comp is usually barely enough to cover your medical costs. By speaking with a Dallas personal injury lawyer, you might be able to recover 100% of your money damages in order to fully compensate you for your injuries, lost wages as well as provide you with a cushion to help you recover fully before resuming work.
Please call us today at 1-877-405-4313 to see how best we can help you. We look forward to your call.
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