Construction workers often have to work in difficult, and sometimes dangerous, conditions on a regular basis. Some of these conditions involve working at great heights, where falls could result in severe and fatal injuries. Falls from heights often occur because of equipment defects, such as faulty scaffolding and ladders, or carelessness on the part of property owners, construction foremen and other workers.
At the Southern California law firm of Lauby, Mankin & Lauby LLP, our experienced personal injury lawyers provide representation for the victims of falls on construction sites from roofs, ladders and other high structures. We also represent the family members of those who have been killed in construction accidents in California. Our attorneys provide effective and knowledgeable service to help clients maximize the compensation that they receive for their damages.
One of the most important factors in any accident is the identification of accident causes, responsible parties and their potential liabilities. Working with medical experts and other experts, we strive diligently to seek out this information and to build a strong case for our clients. Falls from heights can produce severe injuries that include:
Sometimes, ladders and roofs are not safe for workers to be on, especially if they are using power tools or doing heavy lifting while they are up there. Guard rails, safety harnesses and safety ropes should be used, in many cases, to protect workers. If there are no safety features, however, or if equipment is not manufactured properly, it can easily result in a serious accident.
After suffering a serious injury that was caused by a fall from a roof or a ladder, contact us to learn more information about your rights. Either send us an e-mail or call us toll free at 888-959-8508 to schedule a free initial consultation.