Freehold NJ Falling Objects Injury Attorney
Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers Struck by a Falling Object on a Job Site
Falling objects present very real and dangerous hazards to workers at construction sites and other job sites. Large objects, including building materials, rocks, and other debris, are often present at construction sites, and when these objects fall onto a construction worker from tall heights – such as building materials or scaffolding – the worker can suffer one or more serious injuries, and even death.
In most instances, employers – including construction employers – are protected from civil liability and wrongful death lawsuits arising out of injuries and deaths caused by falling objects on construction sites. Instead, the injured worker has the option to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits arising from a job site injury. Nevertheless, the injured worker may still have the option of filing a third-party claim against a negligent party who may have caused or contributed to the accident.
The knowledgeable Freehold falling objects attorneys at Lomurro Law can assist you, not only with filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits against your employer, but also with potentially making a third-party claim against one or more potentially responsible third parties. Please give us a call today at 732-482-9285 or contact us online to learn more about how we may assist you with filing your claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
Injuries Caused by Falling Objects on Job Sites
Potential injuries caused by falling objects on job sites can be severe and may lead to long-term pain, suffering, and inconvenience. Some of the most common injuries that can result from falling objects on job sites include the following:
- Head injuries, including concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Mouth injuries, including chipped or broken teeth
- Muscular sprains and strains
If you are injured by a falling object while you are working at a construction site job or other employment, you may be able to file a claim against your employer for workers’ compensation benefits. As part of your workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to recover compensation for all your related medical costs, a portion of your lost earnings, costs associated with vocational rehabilitation, and benefits for one or more permanent disabilities you may have suffered as a result of your accident.
Bringing a Third-Party Claim
In some instances, damages incurred in accidents caused by falling objects occur because of another person or entity’s negligence. For example, a site manager may have failed to ensure that the site premises were safe and free from defects, or a product manufacturer may be to blame for your accidental injury. Finally, another site worker may have negligently caused an object to fall on you, bringing about your injuries. In those instances, you may be able to make a claim or file a lawsuit against a third party for the damages which you suffered.
Contact an Experienced Freehold Falling Objects Injury Lawyer Today
The skilled legal team at Lomurro Law can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and/or a third-party claim arising out of an accident that was caused by a falling object. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Freehold falling objects attorney, please call us at 732-482-9285 or contact us online to learn more about how we can assist you.