Employee Risk of Falling From Heights. Each year 239,000 workers fall on the job and suffer an injury. Workers who perform work takes at an elevation such as construction, roofers, tree trimmers, multi level manufacturing plants, employee scaffolding, ladders, and manlifts, and the like are at risk of a fall. Workmans Comp is required to pay wages, medical and disability or death final benefits. The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyer.