Falling Object Injuries
Medford Personal Injury Attorney
Whether you are walking past a construction site or looking around in a crowded department store, falling object incidents can happen anywhere. Big or small, falling objects such as wood beams, bricks, tools, heavy boxes, packing equipment, or other objects can be extremely dangerous. Accidents can result in serious damage, debilitating injuries, or permanent disability. If you or someone you love was injured by a falling object, our firm can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
At Brooks Law, our lawyers have a firm understanding of workers’ compensation and personal injury laws. We are passionate about advocating for the rights of the injured and we can use our legal experience to represent you. We accept cases throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
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Injuries in Stores and Warehouses
Falling object incidents can occur wherever objects are improperly stacked, improperly secured, stacked too high for safety, or unsafely placed. The most common sites for these types of incidents are warehouses, large stores, and construction sites. Large stores selling home goods or furniture tend to stack their heavy products dangerously high, sometimes leading to instability. Warehouses also store products dangerously high, which can cause a serious accident if a worker makes a mistake operating a forklift or other machinery.
Construction Site Accidents
Improperly operated construction equipment or poorly secured structures at construction sites can also cause objects to fall and injure passersby or other workers. Injuries at construction sites are often caused by power tools, bricks, debris, metal or wood beams, or metal fittings. Accidents commonly occur when pulled, pushed, or pried objects become loose and fall. Workers may also dislodge or drop objects from cranes, scaffolds, or other overhead projects.
However, freak falling object incidents can occur anywhere, including restaurants, office buildings, or even in someone’s home.
Who Is At Risk?
Anyone can be injured by a falling object, and such injuries can occur to workers, customers, or passersby. If you were injured while performing job duties, on work grounds, or while on the clock, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. The construction site manager or property owner may be liable for any injury sustained at a construction site as you walked by. For customers injured in stores, the store manager or owner may be found responsible for failing to maintain a reasonably safe property.
Common injuries sustained by falling object accidents include:
- Concussions, traumatic brain injuries, or other head injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe bruising
- Neck, back, or spinal cord injuries
Choose Brooks Law for Maximum Compensation
Site managers, property owners, and other responsible parties should ensure their premises is safe for passersby and potential customers. If your employer or a property owner failed to maintain a reasonably safe environment for workers and visitors, they may be held liable for any resulting damages. Injured parties are encouraged to contact our firm immediately. Our personal injury lawyers can help you seek compensation for damages, including loss of wages, medical expenses, and possibly pain and suffering.