Construction Accidents: Falls From Heights
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Mon Jan 2014
- Construction Accident,
While some construction jobs involve working on the ground, the majority of construction workers have to work from heights that most individuals would consider frightening. What makes these types of jobs even more dangerous is that the workers often work from heights that do not have the necessary safety measures that could prevent a fall or reduce the severity of the resulting injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured because of a fall at a construction site, you should contact an experienced construction accident lawyer in New Jersey because you may have a case against the responsible party or parties who caused your accident. And although filing a claim will not make the pain go away, it will get you the financial stability you will need to pay for your medical treatment and continue your financial livelihood.
Common Construction Fall-Related Injuries
There are many different factors that can contribute to a fall at a construction site, such as an unstable surface, debris or lack of safety measures. However, regardless of what caused your fall, you will no doubt incur a variety of serious injuries. Some of the common construction fall-related injuries include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, contusions, and hematomas
- Amputation injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Severe lacerations
- Wrongful death
Safety Measures That May Prevent Construction Falls
While the majority of construction site injuries may not be preventable, New Jersey state and federal regulations have been enacted to prevent falls and at least reduce the severity of the resulting construction accident injuries. Some of the common safety devices that contractors and construction companies are expected to use are guardrails, safety harnesses, and safety ropes.
Our NJ construction accident lawyers will look at the specific facts surrounding your construction accident to determine whether the use of a safety device could have prevented your fall or have at least reduced the severity of your ensuing injuries.
If you or someone you know was injured because of a fall at a construction site, you should call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New Jersey construction accident attorneys.
We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability, named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal rights!