Construction Fall Injuries
A serious fall from unsafe scaffolding, an improper ladder placement or a dangerous roof is every construction worker’s nightmare. Every year in America, more than 10 percent of all builders on construction sites will suffer some type of injury that results in medical care and lost earnings. A large percentage of the injuries are the result of falls from heights.
At Seaman & Associates, we know how a serious fall injury can affect your health and your earnings. For over 40 years, we have helped hundreds of workers recover full and fair compensation through the Ohio workers’ compensation system, as well as through lawsuits against third parties held liable for negligence.
Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Lawsuits in Ohio
Workers’ compensation is a good start for medical costs and lost earnings, but it is typically not enough to cover all of your family’s needs while you are out of work. If your construction site fall injury was the result of negligence or misconduct by the property owner, an equipment manufacturer or a subcontractor on site, you are entitled to pursue compensation in what is referred to as a “third-party” lawsuit against the responsible insurance company. We seek every avenue for recovering maximum money damages you and your family deserve.
There are many reasons why you may have been injured in a serious fall, including:
- Improper ground preparation for building or scaffolding
- Unsafe scaffold setup
- Roof or wall collapse because of improper building materials or techniques
- Defective cherry picker, crane or hoist
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Our Cleveland fall injury attorneys represent clients in workers’ compensation and third-party injury claims in communities throughout Ohio. Contact us at 216-696-1080 to arrange a free initial consultation today.