Falls From Height Among the Most Common Construction Accidents
Every year, hundreds of construction workers fall to their death on construction sites, and nearly every such incident could be prevented with the proper fall protection and training. Falls from height are among the most common construct-site accidents. Typically resulting in very serious injuries or death, the most common falls include falls from:
- Elevator shafts
- Holes in flooring
- So much more
Falls From Height Usually Result in Life-Changing Injuries or Death
Injuries suffered in falls from height vary greatly depending on the height from which one fell, but the falls often involve life-changing consequences. Common injuries include:
- Severed limbs
- Brain damage
- Paralysis and other spinal cord injuries
- Crushed or broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Torn ligaments or tendons
- Head injuries
- Severe wounds and lacerations
- Dislocated joints
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- So much more
Those Injured in Construction Accidents May Have Multiple Claims
Depending on the specific facts of the accident, those injured in a construction accident may have claims against multiple defendants, including their employer (workers’ compensation claim), other contractors on the construction site, the manufacturers and distributors of the equipment or material that caused the injury, and many more.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much, much more. Our goal is not just to secure compensation for your immediate needs, but to ensure that your future needs are protected as well.
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