Accidents Involving Falling or Swinging Objects
One of the top causes of construction-related deaths is being struck by falling or swinging objects. These types of accidents usually happen when construction workers are working, standing or walking underneath scaffolds, cranes or other elevated surfaces or when objects are being moved overhead. During construction large, heavy or sharp items are constantly being moved, carried or lifted and pose as a threat for any person handling the objects or for anyone in close proximity to the construction site. Additionally, such accidents take place because many construction activities such as the use of power tools, drilling, prying, grinding, pushing and pulling cause objects to swing or become airborne. The resulting injuries are often fatal or debilitating.How to prevent accidents involving falling or swinging objects:
These accidents can often be prevented by taking certain precautions including: staying away from hovering loads and making sure that materials are stored, secured, and lifted in a proper manner. Being cautious, staying aware of your surroundings, wearing the right protective gear and following all proper safety measures can also help lessen the risk of construction-related deaths or injuries. No matter how vigilant an individual is in stay protected, however, injury can still occur. In the event you find yourself in a construction-related situation, the attorneys at our office can work with you to figure out the next steps. We can provide you with legal council and give forth our knowledge, expertise and years of experience in personal injury cases.What to do if you have been struck by a falling or swinging object:
In the event that you are struck by a falling or swinging object, receiving immediate medical attention for your injuries is of paramount importance. This will ensure quicker recovery and reduce the risk of any long lasting health effects. The next thing you should do is speak with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling accidents involving falling or swinging objects. Your lawyer will be able to tell you if you have any personal injury or workers' compensation claims. If you do, our lawyers at Altman & Altman will work around the clock until your case is settled.Personal Injury Victim Representation at the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman
For over 40 years, the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been representing injured clients across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have recovered millions of dollars in jury awards, claims and settlements on behalf of our clients. At Altman & Altman, LLP, we understand that being injured in an accident involving a falling or swinging object is frequently an emotional and painful time for victims and their families. We will stand by your side throughout the entire process in order to help you navigate these difficult waters. At the MA Law Firm of Altman & Altman, our lawyers are truly committed to our clients and to our work. Our mission is simple: to make sure that you are compensated for your injuries and to provide you with legal representation of the highest quality. We believe that providing zealous advocacy for our clients serves several purposes: We are bettering our clients. We are deterring unsafe behavior in the tortfeasor (the person responsible for your injury). We are also deterring dangerous behavior in others.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a falling or swinging object in Massachusetts, please Contact the attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP by phone at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer all of your questions.