I Was Injured in a Fall at a High-Rise Construction Site.
Is my employer at fault?
Falls are one of the most common types of construction-related injuries,
often caused by unsafe work sites or work conditions. Each year, thousands
of workers suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries from falls through
unguarded stairwell openings, from collapsed scaffoldings, and from unbalanced ladders.
Falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction
industry, with as many as 360 fatalities recorded annually. Falls from
heights account for one-third of all construction deaths. Those falls
are often caused by unprotected sides or wall openings and floor holes,
protruding steel rebar, and improper use of scaffolding. Nationally, scaffold-related
accidents account for 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year, according to one
When you are injured by a fall at work, your legal options vary. If your
employer carries workers' compensation insurance, you may not be able to file a
personal injury lawsuit against them if you are hurt.
Workers' compensation provides you with financial support to replace some wages and pay medical
bills. Fault does not need to be shown to recover these benefits. The
process of applying for workers' compensation is complicated, and
legal counsel is beneficial.
If you are injured in a workplace fall caused by your employer's negligence,
and your employer does not have workers' compensation insurance, you
may be able to file a personal injury claim. If your injury was caused
by a third party, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Personal injury claims include damages for current and future lost wages,
medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of marital relations, and other damages.
If you have been seriously injured in an
industrial accident, take action as soon as possible to protect your right to claim compensation. An
industrial accident attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Itkin LLP can evaluate your situation,
explain the legal process, and advise how we may be able to help you obtain
the money you need and deserve.
Contact Arnold & Itkin LLP today at (888) 493-0401 or
through our online contact form.