Being struck by a falling object can cause serious injuries that have long-term consequences for the victim. If you or your loved one has suffered falling objects injuries, contact The Fang Law Firm today. Our experienced Denver falling object injury attorneys are tough advocates for injured people.
There are many different ways in which falling objects can cause injuries. Common examples include:
Being struck by an object is the second leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for 93 out of 991 total construction deaths in private industry in 2016, per OSHA statistics. Falling object injuries can occur on construction sites when tools, materials, or machinery fall from heights and strike workers below. Common causes of falling objects injuries on construction sites include:
Distance and weight are key factors in the severity of falling objects injuries. Depending on how heavy the object is and from how high it fell, this type of injury can range from minor to fatal. With serious falling objects accidents, common injuries include:
Liability for falling objects injuries will depend on the circumstance surrounding the particular case. If you were injured by falling objects as a worker on a construction site, your injuries will be covered by workers’ compensation. However, if the negligence of a party other than your employer caused your injuries, you may also have a third-party claim for damages.
Potentially liable parties may include property owners, subcontractors, manufacturers, or materials suppliers. If you were injured as a pedestrian or non-employee by falling objects on a construction site, you may also have a civil claim for compensation. Damages you may be entitled to claim include:
Falling objects injuries can be serious, catastrophic, or even fatal. If you or your loved one has suffered such an injury, contact The Fang Law Firm today. We can advise you of your legal options and tell you what benefits or damages you may be entitled to claim. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we recover compensation for you.