Protecting Workers Who Were Hit by a Falling Object
The Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Law Firm You Can Trust to Help You Protect Your Future
When you work in certain fields, like construction or retail, you deal with a lot of moving parts. If an object is dropped and falls on you, you could end up with a serious injury, which will require you to devote a long time to your own recovery. Under the most tragic of circumstances, being hit by a falling object could be fatal, and your family will need someone to look out for them to help them protect themselves. At Larry Pitt & Associates, you will find a team of Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers you can trust to protect you and your loved ones. Our skilled team has been helping injured workers throughout Pennsylvania for the last 40 years, and we want to help you, too.
What You Should Know About Falling Objects
If you have ever dropped something on your foot, you know how much it hurts. After all, if you drop a 10lb bowling ball on your big toe from four feet up, it will hit with anywhere between 2,000 and 4,000lbs of force. When that “something” is dropped from 10 stories up, or if it weighs as much as a cinderblock, the force will be even greater. That means the likelihood of you suffering a serious injury will also increase. Every year, falling objects lead to injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries and organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Permanent mobility issues
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
Who is Most at Risk of Being Hit by a Falling Object While at Work?
Construction workers face the greatest chances of being hit by a falling object. Materials like bricks, cans of paint, boards from scaffolding and power tools can be dropped, even by accident, at any time. Defective safety equipment or containers can also lead to a worker being hit, as can defective heavy machinery such as cranes.
While construction workers may be the most at risk, plenty of Philadelphia employees can be hurt from:
- Defective or improperly installed ceiling tiles, lights and fans
- Dislodging poorly stacked office materials on high shelves
- Falling objects from forces outside of their employers’ control, such as unsecured or falling objects outside of the building or in an off-site location during job training, seminars or company-sponsored events
- Improperly secured signage
- Overstock falling from shelves in stores or in warehouse areas
In each of these scenarios, the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Larry Pitt & Associates knows what it takes to build a successful claim for benefits for an injured employee. We work with your doctors and with your union reps, when applicable, to ensure that every “T” is crossed and every “I” is dotted, so that your claim will be filed accurately and efficiently. As an employee, you pay into the workers’ compensation fund; when you are hurt, you deserve to be able to take what is yours in order to help protect yourself and your loved ones while you heal.
If You Were Hit by a Falling Object While at Work, Our Skilled Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates Can Help
Being injured at work is hard; choosing the right Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer to help protect your rights and your interests shouldn’t be. At Larry Pitt & Associates, we have more than 40 years or experience helping employees just like you after a serious workplace accident. Please call 888-PITT-LAW or fill out our contact form to schedule your free initial consultation at one of our multiple offices locations. We proudly serve clients throughout Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.