Falling Accidents At Construction Sites

Falls from heights are among the most common accidents in construction jobs — and the most serious. After a back injury, head injury or ligament damage from a fall, the victim may be sidelined for months or unable to ever return to that line of work.

The law firm of Keis George has experience advocating for injured construction workers throughout Ohio and the Chicago area. Our experienced personal injury lawyers hold contractors, property owners, utility companies and other entities accountable for dangerous equipment or working conditions that contributed to a bad fall.

Call us today if you believe that a falling injury or a family member’s falling death was caused by someone’s negligence or disregard for safety.

Construction Accidents Involving Falls From Heights

General contractors, property owners and subcontractors have an added duty to the safety of employees working at elevated heights. We work to establish the liability of third parties for severe construction accident injuries resulting from:

  • Falls from scaffolding
  • Falls from ladders
  • Falls from roofs or beams
  • Falls through holes or floor openings
  • Falls caused by electrical shock
  • Falling objects from above

Our attorneys have won damages for serious and permanent injuries, including brain injury and spinal injuries. Our firm has also recovered wrongful death damages for the families of workers killed on the job such as falls on construction sites.

Other Falling Accidents At Job Sites

We also represent construction and landscaping workers injured on the job in slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents. Tripping hazards and slick surfaces are abundant at work sites — electrical cords, tarps, construction debris, muddy walking paths. A sudden fall can cause arm and wrist fractures, lacerations, torn ligaments and other serious injuries.

Let Us Evaluate Your Case

Although workers cannot generally sue their employer, Keis George can explore claims against other parties who caused or contributed to an accident. You may be entitled to compensation above and beyond workers’ comp, for medical care, lost earnings, permanent injury, and pain and suffering. We have office locations in Cleveland and Columbus, as well as a staffed office in Chicago. Call toll free at 866-492-6365, or contact us online, for a free consultation.