Falling Objects and Debris
Baton Rouge Falling Objects Injury Attorney
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed by falling objects or debris at a construction site, you may have legal options beyond workers’ compensation. At Dodson & Hooks, APLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our attorneys provide experienced representation for construction workers who are injured due to dangerous property conditions. Call 225-756-0222 or toll free at 800-644-0633 for a free initial consultation.
Construction injuries can have a devastating effect on your life. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are limited and do not provide any money for damages such as pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the person or entity that caused your injury.
Protecting Workers From Falling Objects
Injuries caused by falling objects and debris at constructions sites are preventable. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has specific safety guidelines to prevent these types of injures from occurring. For example:
- All materials, equipment and tools that are used on a scaffold or other elevated structure must be secured when not in use.
- Contractors must bar workers from areas under steel erection unless the workers have protection from falling objects (such as safety nets).
It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an injury from a falling object so that evidence of liability can be collected and preserved. Employers typically steer injured workers to apply to workers’ compensation following an accident. While workers’ compensation can provide an important source of medical benefits and disability income, you owe it to yourself to explore all of your options.
Request an Informative Consultation With a Louisiana Debris Injuries Lawyer
For experienced and caring representation, contact our Baton Rouge falling objects injury lawyers at 225-756-0222 or toll free at 800-644-0633 to schedule an initial consultation.