Falls from Height Accident Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
Helping Injured Construction Workers for Over 50 Years
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), falls from heights are the leading cause of severe injuries and death on construction sites. Approximately 40% of all construction site fatalities are caused by falls. In many circumstances, the construction worker injured in one of these accidents had no role in causing it: Negligence by their coworkers, employers, and/or another third party is instead to blame.
If you or a loved one was injured after a bad fall in the workplace, we are here to help you find justice. Our kind and experienced team at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. can help you determine the best way to pursue compensation for your damages. Some people will qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, others might need to file a personal injury claim, and more still might have the option to do both. Our lawyers are here to help you fully understand your options, so you can make the best choice.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our Fort Lauderdale lawyers by calling (888) 499-6206. We have been fighting for workers like you for over 50 years.
Injuries Caused by Falls from Height
While falls for heights are possible in most all jobs—after all, how many office buildings don’t have stairs?—they are most common among construction workers. These individuals may fall from a high point on the site if they are not provided a safety harness and other fall-proofing equipment. In other instances, the structure the worker stands upon, like a scaffolding, may collapse underneath them. There are even instances where a coworker knocks someone else off a ledge in a terrible accident.
Catastrophic injuries caused in fall from height accidents often include:
No matter the cause of the accident, or the extent of the injuries suffered, an employee who is injured while at work should be afforded ample compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits can help with medical bills and lost wages, whereas a personal injury claim can seek those damages and others including pain and suffering.
Ready to Start Your Claim? So Are We
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, do not wait to start your claim. Our Fort Lauderdale attorneys are here to answer your questions about your rights—and help you create a strategy to pursue the compensation you need. We make it a point to be available to our clients and potential clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—even on major holidays.
If you were injured in a serious fall, you are not alone. Call our workers’ compensation attorneys today at (888) 499-6206 for a free consultation.