When You Have Been Hurt by Falling Objects or Equipment on a Job Site
In construction work, particularly on projects involving high-rise structures, the risk of injury from falling objects can be significant. Building materials may be stored on an upper floor. Pieces of machinery or tools can come loose, posing a danger to people on the ground or on a lower floor. In most instances, these types of injuries could have been avoided had owners, general contractors or other employees exercised reasonable care. If you have been hurt on a construction site by any type of falling object, you want an experienced lawyer to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses.
At the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates, we are a husband-wife legal team and have fought for the rights of personal injury victims in and around Riverside, California, for more than 22 years. Our offices are conveniently located across from the Riverside courthouse. We understand the impact a personal injury can have on every aspect of your life, and take the time to listen carefully, so that we can determine your specific needs, and tailor our counsel to meet your objectives.
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Construction Site Injuries Caused by Falling Objects
On many construction sites, there are workers performing services on different levels at the same time. Even if you wear a helmet or take other safety precautions, you may be unable to protect yourself for injuries sustained when equipment, tools or materials fall on you from a higher level. In many instances, the accident could have been avoided had those in charge taken appropriate precautions:
- Building materials may be improperly stored, either without appropriate barriers, or without attention to the weight bearing capacity of a platform or upper floor.
- Owners or general contractors may fail to provide adequate notice of dangerous activities taking place on upper floors
- Operators may run equipment or tools too close to the edge of an upper floor
If you have been hurt by a falling object on a construction site, the first thing you want to do is get the medical treatment you need. You should also notify your employer of your injury as soon as possible. Your next step should be to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses.
Contact the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates
For a free initial consultation with an experienced Riverside construction site injury lawyer, contact our office by e-mail or call us toll-free at 1-800-228-0507. Se Habla Espanol.