A construction site is populated not only by construction workers but by the tools and materials required to assemble the building involved. This means that every job-site is littered with hundreds, if not thousands, of items that could potentially fall and injure someone. The danger of falling objects on a construction site is a real one, and the consequences are often severe. Being struck with a falling object can result in concussion, broken bones, brain trauma, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, or even death. At Kaplan Lawyers PC we understand how important it is for a construction worker to be in peak physical condition. If a fallen object has caused you an injury, we believe you deserve to be provided for as you recover. You are entitled to benefits to provide for medical attention, pay for your medical bills, as well as your lost wages. In addition, you may be able to recover for your pain and suffering if it can be proven that proper safety measures were not taken.
Types of Falling Object Injuries
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we specialize in all sorts of falling object related injuries. However, the cases with the strongest chances for success are those caused by negligence. If a safe work environment was not maintained or if the object fell due to another workers’ carelessness, you are entitled to compensation for the injuries that you sustain. There are many different reasons why something may come loose and fall during the workday.
You may have a case if your falling-object injury was caused by:
- Property owner’s negligence
- Inexperience / incompetence of a co-worker
- Error or miscalculation on the part of a subcontractor or architect
- Being directed to work through bad weather
- Poor lighting
- Violations in OSHA regulations
- Inadequate safety training
If something fell from above and struck you while you were working and caused you injury you deserve compensation while you recover. Contact our construction attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC for a free consultation, and remember, there is no legal fee unless we win your case.