Construction Accidents: Falling Objects
Hit by a falling object while on the job?
Construction accidents, such as those involving falling objects or flying
debris, can take place due to negligence. Employers and contractors have
a duty to ensure the safety of every worker on the site, and when this
is not upheld, serious injuries can be sustained.
Construction accidents can be very serious, causing
neck and back injuries, internal injuries, head injuries, other types of injuries or in the most
tragic cases, loss of ability or death. If you are a victim,
contact us today!
If a falling object injured you, you are entitled to compensation for all
damages, including medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages and other
forms of compensation in many cases. Get in touch with our
Dothan construction accident lawyers to begin an investigation and document the facts so that legal action
can be taken against the negligent party.
Types of Falling Objects on Construction Sites
Tools, construction materials, flying debris from power tools, structural
collapses and heavy equipment loads that fall are some of the common types
of accidents involving falling objects on construction sites. These accidents
often lead to serious
head injuries or traumatic brain injuries, lacerations or other severe injuries. Although
you have the right to workers' compensation benefits, there may be
third party liability, and it is very important that the facts in your
case are analyzed to identify all liable parties.
If your own employer had serious safety violations, there could be the
possibility of seeking compensation beyond your workers' comp benefits.
There are specific requirements on construction sites with regard to how
materials and tools are handled, and all employees must be trained in
the correct safety procedures. Equipment and materials should be stored
securely where they will not be subject to rolling or sliding, and those
working above others must be extremely carefully in the handling of tools,
work materials and other objects.
Call a Dothan Personal Injury Lawyer Now
Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC we have genuine concern for those we serve and we want to hear from you
and determine how we can help you. Our goal in serving our clients is
to aggressively pursue the maximum possible, so that justice is served.
If you are a construction worker or employee who has been hurt by a falling
object, we should evaluate your case immediately. Our early involvement
could be beneficial, as we can preserve the evidence at the scene and
interview witnesses while their memories are fresh.
Call us now for a free case evaluation.