West Virginia Workplace Accidents Lawyers
Falling Object Injuries in the Workplace
If you have suffered serious injury caused by a falling object, get legal counsel from a West Virginia workplace accident lawyer immediately. Injuries from falling objects can be permanent and life-threatening. The lawyers at the firm have 30 years of experience and success in personal injury law. The firm is focused on workplace accidents, including those involving falling objects. The firm has recovered millions of dollars for their clients, and has been nationally recognized for their litigation skills. Your attorney will be the aggressive advocate you need whether your case can be settled through negotiations or at trial.
The firm recognizes that no matter where you work, whether it is in an office or on a construction site, there are certain situations in which there is danger from falling objects. When objects are improperly or insecurely stored, others are put at risk of injury. Failing to properly warn fellow workers of work-in-progress overhead, failing to post signs alerting others of the danger of falling objects, or attempting to move objects and materials in a place where there are people below could easily cause a fatal workplace accident. Some of the most common causes of falling object injuries in the workplace include:
Hand-held equipment and tools being dropped from a higher level;
Loose or improperly stacked boxes becoming displaced and toppling over;
Lack of proper safety gear and equipment;
Lack of signage warning about the potential dangers, and
Structural collapses, as sometimes seen in coal mining accidents.
The weight and size of the object will impact the severity of the injuries caused, although even a small object dropped from a high height can cause life-threatening injuries.
Injured by a falling object? Call a West Virginia workplace accident attorney.
Suffering a work-related injury from a falling object can be devastating to both your physical and financial health. If you have been injured by a falling object, filing a lawsuit or claim will help you recover the compensation you need.
Call an attorney at Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC for assistance.