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Cook County Job Site Falling Object Injury Attorneys

Elk Grove Village Falling Objects on Construction Site Injury Attorneys

Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Falling Equipment or Debris on Construction Sites in Elmhurst and Elk Grove Village

A construction site is a very dangerous place to work. With dozens of machines and potentially hundreds of workers, the sheer number of moving pieces on a given worksite creates a wide variety of dangers. Among these dangers are falling objects. On most construction sites, workers are often working at various levels at the same time, and materials, tools, and other objects must be lifted above ground level so that they can be utilized properly. Unfortunately, when objects fall from higher levels, those below are in danger of being seriously injured.

If you or a member of your family has been injured by a falling object on a construction site, the team at Kaiser Hafezi Law is here to help you. We know how such an injury can affect your life, and we will work hard to get you the compensation you need to start to rebuild. Our experienced injury lawyers will help you explore all of your available options and remain at your side every step of the way.

The Dangers of Falling Tools, Materials, and Equipment

State and federal laws have been enacted to protect those who work on construction sites. Proper protocols and mandatory safety equipment can decrease the risk of injury due to falling objects, but many contractors and property owners often cut corners and fail to enforce safe working practices. As a result, it is not uncommon for a tool, equipment, or piece of material to fall and strike an unsuspecting person on a lower level. Being hit by a falling object can lead to very serious injuries, especially if the object strikes the person's head.

Common injuries caused by falling objects include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries and nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Contusions and bruises

If the falling object is large enough, it could also cause crushing injuries. It is also possible for the victim to be killed by the falling object.

Putting the Pieces Together in Cook County

The road to financial recovery following a falling object accident is likely to be long and challenging. Your options for collecting compensation will depend on a number of factors, including your employment status and whether negligence was a factor in the accident. Your employment status matters because employees in Illinois are generally entitled to collect workers' compensation benefits for injuries that occur on the job. The bad news is that workers' comp benefits are often relatively limited, and the costs associated with your injuries could far exceed what is available to you under workers' compensation. If you are a contractor instead of an employee, you may not be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

Negligence is also a factor, because if another party's negligent behavior led to your injuries, you could file a third-party injury claim against the person or people who acted negligently. In a falling object case, this could include the general contractor for failing to enforce safety protocols, other workers for throwing tools and materials, or a crane operator for failing to lift materials safely, to name a few. In some cases, you could potentially file both a workers' compensation claim and a third-party suit against the negligent party and collect compensation from both sources.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, our lawyers have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We have helped many clients recover compensation for construction site accidents, including those who were struck by falling objects. We understand what is at stake for you and your family, but with our background and resources, we know how to get results. Our lawyers are prepared to fight the hard fight so that you can collect the damages to which you are entitled under the law.

Call 630-233-9946 Today

To learn more about us and our approach to falling object cases, contact our office today. Call 630-233-9946 to schedule a free consultation and review of your case. Our attorneys serve clients in Elk Grove Village, Bensenville, Elmhurst, Addison, Melrose Park, Wood Dale, Itasca, Northlake, Park Ridge, Franklin Park, Niles, Des Plaines, DuPage County, Cook County, and throughout the neighboring areas.

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