Injuries From Falling Debris
Constructions sites are dangerous places and are full of risks for the workers who inhabit them every day. One of the more potentially devastating risks construction workers face stem from falling debris that may land on or near them and cause serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an incident involving falling debris on a construction work site in Massachusetts, call the expert work injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today so that we can get started in securing you necessary financial compensation.
Construction sites universally, regardless of what is being built, deal with large machinery and heavy payloads. Whether large cranes are hoisting huge steel beams weighing many hundreds of tons, or an excavator is removing large amounts of dirt, rubble or other debris from a work site, there is always a good chance that heavy, possibly-dangerous materials are being hoisted high up in the air at a construction site.
With the right precautions, a construction worker should never be in harm’s way involving falling debris. However we all know that most accidents don’t tend to happen when everything is going according to plan. Perhaps there is a serious equipment malfunction, or a serious human error leads to an irregular situation. Any deviation from the norm can result in a situation which places a worker at risk.
Injuries from falling debris can lead to serious, debilitating injuries, including:
- Crushed or broken bones
- Head injuries such as concussions or serious skull fractures
- Compression injuries to the spine or vertebrae
- Deep or severing laceration injuries to extremities such as arms, legs, hands or feet
- Coma or death from particularly heavy debris
Any one of these injuries can result in debilitating, potentially-fatal injuries. Recovering from these injuries will incur costly medical visits, hospital bills and expenses for necessary medication. Once you factor in additional treatments like MRIs, x-rays and physical therapy to get back to your old self, you can find yourself in serious financial turmoil – especially since you may be totally or partially unable to work and collect a regular paycheck.
At Altman & Altman, we understand how difficult and confusing the processes can be for collecting workers’ compensation or going on short and long-term disability through your employer. We understand how dealing with insurance companies or employers who don’t want to pay for your legally-guaranteed rights may be an incredible burden, especially while trying to recuperate from a serious injury.
Our experienced, skilled personal injury attorneys can take care of these problems for you, working skillfully with insurance companies and employers to make sure that you get access to the compensation you need and are legally entitled to in order to help recover from your injury. We have over 50 years of experience working with construction workers and all kinds of manual laborers who have been injured while on the job.
Sometimes an injury may be caused by a malfunctioning piece of equipment or another person who was negligent in their responsibilities – such as someone who operated a crane while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. In these cases, we will relentlessly pursue the matter through a civil suit in order to get you the financial compensation you deserve after being hurt through someone else’s negligent actions.
Whether it is advocating on your behalf to get you the proper workers’ compensation, or fighting on your side in a legal dispute, the experienced work injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have helped clients all over Massachusetts get the money they need to recover from their work-related injuries for over 50 years.
Call us for a free consultation today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199 to go over the details of your case. We are available 24/7.