The industry knows that working on a roof or at great heights is a dangerous job. Construction site falls are one of the most common types of construction accidents. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, yet they are preventable. When workers have the correct safety equipment and proper training, the risk of falling from a roof or a high floor in a building decreases substantially.
When a worker falls, the worker can sustain a variety of life-threatening injuries. If a worker survives a fall, the worker may have a disabling condition that severely alters the worker’s quality of life and prevents the worker from earning a living.
The cost of medical care and personal care can be enormous after a fall at a construction site or other job site. Workers’ compensation generally covers work-related falls, but many individuals also have third-party claims that can provide additional compensation for damages that are not covered by workers’ compensation benefits.
Why Choose Our Construction Site Fall Lawyers?
Having represented elevator workers and other construction workers for over 35 years, our Philadelphia construction accident lawyers have the specialized knowledge and expertise to handle all types of cases involving falls.
We handle claims involving elevator workers, construction workers, roofers, window washers, painters, scaffolding collapses, high-rise buildings, and elevator shafts.
Our team of legal professionals has worked closely with construction experts and OSHA experts to assure that culpable parties are held responsible and have obtained numerous seven and eight-figure recoveries caused by falls at work.
If you or a family member has been injured in a construction site fall, contact Pansini, Mezrow & Davis for qualified representation.
Potential Roofing and Construction Site Fall Injuries
Falling from a roof or a great height can result in multiple injuries. Even though a roofer or construction worker takes every precaution to prevent falls, there may still be factors that are not within the worker’s control. For example, weather conditions could change suddenly, causing dangerous conditions. Roofs and lower floors can become unstable during repairs or construction, thereby increasing the risk of a fall.
Common injuries caused by falls from roofs and heights include:
Broken Bones and Fractures — These types of injuries may be the least severe injury a person might sustain from a fall, but there could be complications. A severe break or multiple fractures could result in permanent impairments and disabilities.
Spinal Cord Injuries — Falls that injure the spinal cord could result in paralysis. Fractures of the vertebrae can result in permanent impairments, even without damaging the spinal cord.
Traumatic Brain Injury — Concussions, skull fractures, and other brain injuries are common in falls. Even a mild traumatic brain injury can have long-term consequences for cognitive, emotional, and physical functions.
Neck Injuries — A neck injury could result in total paralysis below the injury. Neck injuries can result in radiating pain from the neck through the shoulders and extremities. Some victims may have an impaired range of motion or experience numbness in the extremities.
Death — Depending on the height of the fall and what the person hits below, the injuries sustained in the fall can result in death.
Numerous safety rules govern the construction industry. Employers are responsible for providing workers with the safety equipment and training necessary to protect workers from injuries. When an employer fails to comply with regulations and laws, the employer may be liable for damages caused by a fall from a roof or height.
Determining Liability for a Roofing Accident or Fall from a Height
Numerous factors could lead to a roofing accident or fall from a height. Our Philadelphia roofing lawyers investigate the circumstances that led to your accident. By conducting a thorough investigation, we identify the parties whose negligent actions contributed to the cause of your fall.
A manufacturer could be liable if safety equipment were defective or malfunctioned. A contractor could be liable if the contractor failed to provide the correct harnesses necessary for the type of roofing work. An employer could be liable if it did not construct barriers and safety railings to guard against falls from heights.
Our job is to locate each party that could be liable for your claim and then aggressively pursue claims against each party until we recover maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
Hire a Philadelphia Construction Site Fall Lawyer to Protect Your Best Interests
Your future is on the line. You need a law firm that can get the results you need. At the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis, our success record speaks for itself.
Our Philadelphia workplace injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Through years of experience handling these types of personal injury claims, our lawyers have developed an extensive network of resources and significant knowledge and skills. Our legal team consists of skilled, aggressive trial lawyers who never hesitate to take a matter to court if that is what it takes. We are passionate about getting justice for our clients. Let us do the same for you.
Call 1 (215) 732-5555 for a complimentary consultation with a Philadelphia construction accident attorney. It does not cost you anything to meet with an attorney to discuss a fall from a roof or another height.