Falling objects present a danger in the workplace and can cause serious injuries or even death. An injury resulting from a falling object can result in physical pain, emotional stress and loss of wages. You don’t have to go through this alone. When you suffer an injury at work due to a falling object, the Law Offices of Ainbinder & Pratt in Long Beach make your compensation a priority.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are over 50,000 recorded workplace incidents resulting from falling objects each year on construction sites alone, and falling object incidents account for the second most fatalities at work. Many of these incidents can be prevented when proper precautions are taken. Falling object injuries can result from:
If you have suffered a workplace injury caused by a falling object, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to help offset the physical and financial costs, as well as recover compensation. Some of the benefits you are entitled to include medical treatment, temporary disability payments, and permanent disability payments. You need an accomplished workers’ compensation attorney to handle your case.
While not all injuries resulting from falling objects lead to fatalities, the effects can be life-altering. An object weighing only a few pounds falling from height can impact with devastating force. An individual struck by such an object, even while wearing protective gear, would be at risk of suffering:
Any one of these injuries can be debilitating, if not fatal. Because a majority of workplace falling object injuries occur on construction sites and in other blue-collar settings, many people in other professions mistakenly believe they are not at risk of such injuries.
Though falling objects are most prevalent in construction work, there is still a risk of falling object injuries in other workplaces. Even in office environments, light fixtures, ceiling fans, ventilation ductwork and other items—when not properly maintained or secured—can present injury risks. Any object above your head can be a potential hazard. Failure to properly secure tools and other overhead items may result in an incident that will keep you from working and affect your daily life.
Workers’ compensation insurance protects your employer from having to pay out of their own pockets, but the insurance company will make every attempt to pay as little as possible. If your injury prevents you from being able to work, you don’t have to suffer financially as well. This is where an experienced workers’ compensation attorney becomes your most valuable ally. Our team will make it a priority to fight for your fair compensation. The award for an effective workers’ compensation claim can be used to pay your medical bills, make up for lost wages due to time away from work, and ease the effects left by the pain and suffering you have experienced.
Don’t think you have to handle your workers’ compensation claim alone. Let our experienced team of workers’ compensation attorneys in Long Beach work for you. You can trust our team to build a clear and effective case that will put you in position to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact our office today for your free consultation.
Have you suffered an injury at work due to a falling object? Is your injury keeping you from being able to work? You may be entitled to financial compensation to pay for your medical costs and lost wages, and filing a claim may be in your best interest. Don’t wait; take action now. Put our dedicated team on your side. Call the Law Offices of Ainbinder & Pratt today and schedule a free consultation.