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Are you a Construction Site Accident Victim?

With heavy machinery, work going on from sometimes great heights, and heavy materials commonly used, construction sites are dangerous places in the best of conditions. When proper safety measures are not put in place, however, workers can sustain serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries.

Unfortunately, falling object injuries are common on construction sites. A dropped tool such as a wrench or a hammer, or debris falling from a crane truck, can become lethal when dropped from great heights. Being hit with a falling object can also lead to severe head injuries such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries. If you have been hit by a falling object on a construction site, call Attorney LoGiudice today to learn about your legal options for recovering monetary compensation for your injuries and losses.

What are Construction Site Falling Object Injury Cases?

Construction sites often involve workers working at different heights. Some are on the ground, some are up on various levels of a building under construction, and some might be on the ground, but navigating cranes that lift objects above the site. With workers at different height levels, and tools and other objects being used at different levels, it is easy to understand why you always see construction workers wearing helmets.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes the potential for serious injury from falling objects on a construction site and has established safety measures in an attempt to prevent these types of accidents from occurring. For example, OSHA states that workers should secure their tools when they are using them at elevated heights. Tether cords or safety nets are a good way of doing this. Additionally, warning signs should be placed throughout the construction site reminding workers to wear their hard hats. Barricades should also be used to prevent people from entering areas where falling objects may be a problem.

In some cases, workers may not have been properly trained about job requirements or safety requirements. In other cases, the construction site management may fall below the requisite legal standards regarding the duty of care they have to make the construction site safe for workers. In either of these cases, injuries can be an all too easy result of negligence. When safety measures are not properly put in place, falling objects that can lead to worker injuries can include:

    Dropped tools and power tools
    Building materials such as drywall and lumber
    Broken scaffolding
    Loose crane payloads
    Demolition debris
    Pulleys and winches

If you have been injured on the job at a construction site by a falling object, you may be receiving workers’ compensation. Know that you may be able to recover compensation for your damages from a third party as well. If someone other than your employer or co-worker is found to have caused your injuries, such as a manufacturer or subcontractor, they may be responsible for compensating you for your injuries.

Fighting for Construction Site Workers Injured by Falling Objects.

Attorney Michael LoGiudice has handled enough construction site injury cases to know that these accidents can have debilitating effects on a person’s life. He takes great pride and being able to fight for these individuals. Get the compensation you deserve. Contact Michael LoGiudice, LLP today.

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