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You may have heard this story: a young man and his family are walking down the sidewalk when suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a chunk of concrete falls off of a building directly onto the young man. He is rushed to the hospital but doesn’t survive his injury. This is a tragic story. Could it have been prevented? Equally tragic are accidents that happen on the job, particularly if they could have been prevented. When falling objects cause on-the-job injuries, the victim (employee) may miss work, lose wages, and more. When this happens, workers’ compensation should help make matters better. Sometimes, injured employees need to fight for their rights. That’s hard to do by yourself, particularly if you’ve been hurt.
Cardinal Law Partners specializes in workers’ compensation cases. We can help you get the money you have coming after being injured on the job. In a perfect world, employers would be on the side of the injured employee, helping them through the process of recovery. The world being far from perfect, that is seldom the case.
What Are Falling Object Accidents?
Accidents involving falling objects don’t often pertain to a piece of a building coming loose and striking someone down below. Particularly in work-related incidents, falling objects are often the result of someone up above dropping something accidentally.
When it comes to accidents involving a falling object, these are the most common causes:
- Lack of barricades or lack of warning signs
- Lack of training
- Defective equipment
- Failure to inspect equipment and tools
- Lack of proper equipment and safety gear
- Improperly stacked or stored materials
- Overloaded equipment
- Unsecured items being moved or hoisted with a crane
- Structural collapse
Prime locations for falling object accidents are as follows:
- Construction sites
- Factories, and more
Understanding the Dangers of Falling Object Accidents
An object falls and someone below gets hit on the head or shoulder. Simple, right? Oh, so wrong. The following can be the result of an accident involving something that falls on a victim:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Traumatic amputation
- And of course, death
Injuries such as this can require treatment that can be overwhelming financially, emotionally, and physically. Even after the victim goes through emergency stabilizing procedures or initial surgeries, their recovery can be difficult and lengthy. Those who have lost a loved one as a result of an on-the-job injury will find their lives changed forever.
Are You the Victim of a Falling Object Accident?
If you have a job, you’ve likely heard of workers’ compensation. You may or may not have thought that it would ever apply to you. If you are injured by a falling object, and end up missing any amount of work, incurring medical bills, losing wages, etc., you will indeed be thankful for the workers’ compensation plan at your place of employment.
Unfortunately, filing an accident claim can be a rather complicated endeavor. That’s why having someone on your side such as the legal representation of Cardinal Law Partners is recommended. Our experienced team will fight for your rights to make sure that you receive everything you legally have coming to you.
Why Should You Hire Cardinal Law Partners to Defend Your Rights In a Falling Object Accident Case?
Our number one priority is addressing the concerns of our clients, whether they have suffered a minor on-the-job injury, major injury, death, or something in between. So that an injured employee can recover lost wages, seek required medical treatments, overcome financial strain, and make a complete recovery, etc., our dedicated advocates will tirelessly and diligently for our client’s cause.
If you or a loved one has lost a family member or was injured in a falling object accident, contact Cardinal Law Partners now to schedule a free consultation with our workers’ compensation attorneys.