Injuries Caused by Falling Objects
Helping Workers Recover Damages from Negligent Third Parties
The nature of construction work makes it all too easy for workers to be injured by falling objects and flying debris. If employers and contractors do not provide adequate safety equipment, workers can be seriously or fatally injured by falling objects.
Even Small Objects Can Cause Serious Injury
Falling objects on construction sites can include things such as:
- Tools and equipment
- Construction materials
- Heavy equipment loads
- Structural and heavy equipment collapses
- Flying debris from power tool use
Injuries can be the result of a lack of safety equipment such as hardhats, protective goggles, face shields, debris nets, and protective guards on tools and machinery. Improper use of tools and equipment as well as lack of training can also cause injuries.
Being struck by a falling object can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Penetrating head injuries
- Lacerations, scarring and disfigurement
- Back, neck and spinal cord injuries
Due to the severe nature of these injuries, victims and their families typically need considerable compensation to cover medical bills, long-term care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and related expenses such as medical equipment. In wrongful death cases, the family may also be able to recover funeral expenses and compensation for the loss of a loved one’s companionship.
Let Us Help You Get to a Better Place
At RGLZ, we’ve represented thousands of workers injured in construction accidents since opening our doors in 1968. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we know how to investigate accidents to determine liability. You can rely on us for aggressive pursuit of the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at 866-639-5567 or contact us online.