North Carolina Falling Debris Injury Lawyers
What to Do If You Are Injured on the Job
Heavy machinery accidents, construction vehicle collisions, and falls from scaffolding and ladders are not the only causes of injury on construction sites. In fact, each year, many workers—not just construction workers—are hurt by falling debris. If this happens to you, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. In some cases, you may be able to file a third-party work injury claim to seek both economic and non-economic damages.
At Lanier Law Group, we offer dedicated representation and support in all aspects of workers’ compensation and workplace accident claims. Our North Carolina falling debris lawyers can guide you through the process and work to recover the full compensation you are owed.
Common Accidents That Cause Falling Debris
Falling debris is a relatively common risk on construction sites. However, objects can fall from shelves and other high places at any type of work environment, such as an office building, grocery store, retail space, or factory. If you have been injured by falling debris at your place of work, you most likely have a claim for workers' compensation. Since 1997, Lanier Law Group has helped injured employees just like you. Our North Carolina falling debris lawyers can assist you with your case.
Some of the most common causes of falling debris include:
- Unsafe scaffolding: Even if workers are not on the scaffold when it fails, there may be equipment and debris that can fall on workers below.
- Unsafe ladders: An unsafe ladder poses obvious dangers to the worker who’s climbing it. But even if no one is on the ladder, it can cause injuries when it falls. Tools and buckets attached to the ladder and the ladder itself can hit workers.
- Cranes: If a crane fails or is not operated responsibly, it can drop heavy debris on pedestrians and workers. Often, this results in head, back, and neck injuries, as well as fatalities.
- Controlled explosions: When explosives are used in demolition, every precaution must be taken to ensure workers are clear of the blast radius. Flying debris from an explosion is an all-too-common cause of serious injuries to workers.
- Over-stocked shelves: In retail stores and supermarkets, over-stocked or improperly stocked shelves can lead to shelf collapses, sending items down onto workers and customers below. Objects can also be knocked from over-stocked shelves when another employee reaches up to grab something or adjust a display.
If falling debris has caused you to suffer a job-related injury, our lawyers are ready to help you seek fair compensation. With us, you get a legal team that not only understands your case but that also understands you, too. We proudly provide personalized, one-on-one attention and tailored legal strategies for all our clients.
Guarding the Rights of Injured Workers
Our firm fights zealously to uphold the rights of injured workers across North Carolina. We have multiple offices located all across the state and provide legal services in both English and Spanish to better serve our clients. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, so there are no upfront costs for you and zero risk in discussing your case with an attorney at our firm.
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