Most of us don’t think something as simple as a falling object could injure us at work, but falling objects are a very common cause of injuries. Falling object injuries in Delaware can affect people across all positions and almost all industries. Moreover, falling objects can cause severe and sometimes fatal injury. A hardworking workers’ comp attorney could assist with the process of filing a benefits claim after an injury of this nature.
How Falling Object Injuries Happen in Delaware
Virtually no one is spared the danger of falling objects in Delaware. Office workers are at risk if boxes of paper, books and other heavy objects are on high shelves. Falling building materials or tools from higher levels of scaffolding can injure construction workers. Restaurant workers and retail store workers may be subject to items falling from shelves or even tiles falling from a poorly maintained ceiling. Books falling from high shelves can hurt librarians. Often, these incidents have no warning, and workers find their lives changed in just a few seconds.
Falling object injuries can happen to anyone, and they can have devastating consequences. In many cases, head injury is a common result of falling object injuries. People who sustain severe brain trauma may experience memory loss, cognitive problems, mood swings, personality changes and other serious symptoms. Some people may be unable to return to work, while others may no longer be able to care for themselves and require around-the-clock care for the rest of their lives.
Another common injury that happens with falling items is crushing injuries. When the object that falls is large—as in the case of a crane dropping building materials on workers—the results can be fatal. Amputations, serious crushing injuries and death can result.
When to Contact a Delaware Falling Objects Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in the workplace by a falling object—whether that item was a bottle of ketchup, a heavy book or a large pile of building materials—contact a falling objects injury attorney immediately.
If you suffered a construction injury due to falling objects, a lawyer can check to see whether all proper safety protocols were followed before your accident. They can investigate the cause of the accident. Whether you were injured in an office, store, restaurant or on a construction site, an attorney can help you apply for workers’ compensation and fight for any benefits you may qualify for.
If you lost a loved one to a workplace falling objects injury, an attorney may be able to help you seek fair compensation for funeral costs, medical bills and other expenses that you may have after your loss.
Contacting a Delaware Attorney After a Falling Object Injury
If you or someone close to you has sustained a falling object injury in Delaware, contact Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya. Our legal representatives could meet with you to talk to you about your injury. Additionally, our team of attorneys believes that everyone deserves a safe workplace, and we work hard on behalf of those who have been injured at work.