Brooklyn Hurt From Falling Objects Lawyer
Have you Been Struck by a Falling Object and Need a Lawyer?
There are many hazards at a construction site which can put workers at risk. Working in a busy, constantly changing environment with powerful tools and heavy equipment all around creates the possibility that workers can be injured in any number of ways, for example by a fall from a scaffold , contact with a live wire, or the careless operation of machinery. One of the greatest risks, accounting for about 8% of all workplace accident fatalities and about 12% of all lost work days, is that of being struck by a falling objects. Over 400 workers were killed in this kind of accident in a single recent year.
Falling objects include anything that has slipped, dropped, rolled, broken loose, or been thrown or blown from a height and which can cause injury when it strikes a person. This might include improperly secured building materials, inadequately fastened roofing, tools and equipment which are left out or dropped, debris and waste that is not properly attended to, and many other items. Falling objects can cause serious injury to anyone they strike, resulting in serious neck and back injuries, broken bones, eye injuries, paralysis, and even death.
Construction workers aren’t the only ones affected by falling object accidents, and construction sites aren’t the only place where falling object accidents happen. Unsafe conditions at construction sites can result in accidents that also involve innocent bystanders. The growing popularity of warehouse style stores, where consumers walk through rows of pallet racks stocking heavy goods, sometimes two and three stories high, has unfortunately brought new risks to the daily shopping experience.
A worker or customer injured by a falling object can suddenly find themselves dealing with burdensome and costly expenses, including medical bills and lost wages. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a falling object, at the workplace or elsewhere, seek out a Brooklyn attorney you can trust with your claim.
Workplace and non-workplace falling object accidents can be due to a number of correctable conditions which might demonstrate negligence, including:
– Workers not educated in proper safety procedures; safety procedures (hardhat use, etc.) not enforced
– Building materials at height not transported, used, or stored safely
– Equipment and tools not supported adequately or secured properly
– Site and adjacent property not protected from falling object risk
– Objects stacked too high
– Objects stacked without being properly secured on upper shelves
– Pathways between shelving are too narrow to pass through safely
– Improper equipment used to remove items from higher shelves
An Experienced Brooklyn Falling Object Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured by a falling object, you can use help navigating the complex considerations of negligence and personal injury case law. Give Kuharski, Levitz, & Giovinazzo a call to find out how we can help.