One of the most common types of workplace accidents involves falling at work. Many people associate falling injuries with jobs that require people to work on ladders, scaffolding or roofs. Such professions include:
But workers can just as easily fall and hurt themselves at floor level. And when they do, often sustain very serious injuries, including:
Traumatic brain injuries
If you or a loved one fell at work and sustained a serious injury, you need to take strong legal action as soon as possible. You need to contact Vellner Law, PC. Based on Bethlehem, we handle work-related injury accidents throughout Lehigh Valley. We know how the system works and how to produce results.
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What Caused Your Fall?
Workplace accidents involving people falling and hurting themselves occur for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
Wet floors - People slip and fall and hurt themselves at work due to wet floors, especially in restaurants.
Hazardous conditions - Whether it's water left on the floor or unmarked hazards, slip and fall accidents often occur at work.
Unstable ladders - Employers need to make sure ladders used by workers are placed on a level, secure surface.
Improperly assembled scaffolding - Companies need to be especially careful when assembling scaffolding at work sites. If not, the scaffolding could collapse and workers could fall from a height and suffer serious or even fatal injuries.
Unsafe weather conditions - Employees working outside can easily slip and fall, especially if they're working on a roof or another high place outdoors where sudden weather events can easily occur and provide the perfect setup for a fall.
However you fell and hurt yourself, you need to make sure you explore all your legal options as soon as possible. That's why you need to talk to us right away.
Your Legal Options
Depending on the circumstances of accident, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for your work-related injuries in several different ways. In many instances, you may be able to obtain workers' compensation for your injuries.
However, if the person who caused your accident works for a different company (something that's often common in construction accidents), you may be able to file a third-party workplace accident lawsuit against the other company responsible for your accident.
Other legal options may also exist. And the sooner you take legal action, the better. That's because the evidence you need to build a strong legal can disappear over time. Don't miss out on your opportunity for justice. Contact us right now.