Falling Object Injury & California Workers’ Compensation
Dedicated California workers’ compensation attorney helping workers get benefits for injuries caused by falling, flying, and dropped objects in Orange County and the Inland Empire
Construction is a dangerous industry. Construction workers are more likely to suffer serious injury or worse than workers in any other profession. Construction workers face dangerous hazards from all angles–exposure to harmful chemicals, falls from scaffolding and other high places, getting stuck in heavy machinery, etc.–not the least of which is the danger of being struck by dropped objects. Falling, rolling, or flying objects, whether they are pieces of machinery, building materials, tools, or even pieces of personal property, can strike workers in the face, head, or body. At high velocity, these objects can do serious damage.
If you have been struck by a falling object in the workplace, you might be eligible for substantial workers’ compensation benefits. California workers’ compensation law firm Invictus Law provides you with a passionate and effective Orange County workers’ compensation attorney who will fight to get you benefits for harm caused by falling objects in the workplace.
Falling Objects Are Deadly
Every year, around 50,000 workers are injured by falling objects on worksites across the country. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), dropped or falling object injury is one of the “Fatal Four” leading causes of construction worker death. Depending on the year, nearly 10% of all deaths on job sites are caused by objects falling or striking workers. Protective helmets are helpful but not foolproof in preventing serious injury or death.
Where do Falling Object Injuries Occur?
The California workers’ comp law firm Invictus Law helps injured workers recover the compensation they are owed after a falling object injury, regardless of where that injury occurred. Workers in a variety of locales are at risk of being struck by falling, flying, or rolling objects; so long as you were on the job at the time of the incident, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits for your injuries.
Our workers’ compensation legal team helps workers injured at all manner of job sites including:
- Building construction sites
- Bridge and other infrastructure repair sites
- Roadway construction sites
- Loading facilities
- Truck beds
- Building facades
- Lumberyards and other logging locations
- Mining and fracking locations
- Steel and iron mills
- Bulk stores (Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, etc.)
Not all falling object injuries happen to construction workers. If you are on the job at a retail store like Costco and heavy objects fall from the shelf in storage, you are likely to suffer serious injury. Wherever your accident occurred, if you were on the job at the time, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for any harm you suffer. Talk to a dedicated California workers’ comp attorney for help collecting the benefits you are due.
Common Injuries Caused by Falling Objects
Falling, flying, and rolling objects can cause any number of serious injuries to employees. Some of the more common injuries suffered by workers struck by objects include:
- Fractures to the skull, legs, arms, collar bone, and other bones
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury, including concussion
- Back injuries and spinal cord damage
- Shoulder injuries
Falling objects often cause permanent, severe damage to injured workers. If a falling object causes you to suffer broken bones, brain damage, disfigurement, or any other sort of injury, you have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Talk to a seasoned California workers’ compensation attorney for help.
Get Help With Falling Object Claims in Orange County and Inland Empire from a Zealous California Workers’ Compensation Attorney
For help getting the care and compensation you deserve after a dangerous falling object injury at work in Orange County or Inland Empire, call Invictus Law, P.C. in Orange or Ontario at 949-287-5711 or 888-9-WORKLAW for a free consultation with a seasoned, thorough, and effective California workers’ compensation lawyer.