If You Fell From Up High at Work in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, Let Us Fight For Your Rights
Many workers do their jobs high off the ground. There are safety regulations and procedures that are supposed to be followed at all times to protect workers. But an accident can happen that causes a worker to fall, resulting in severe injuries. The experienced workers' compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl can help them recover the benefits they deserve.
Industrial and construction site jobs are notorious for catastrophic accidents, and bad falls are the most common. Carpenters, welders, electricians, other tradesmen and skilled laborers can fall from scaffolding at high-rise construction sites, in particular. Roofers, painters and masonry workers can fall from ladders. Window washers may fall out of ropes and boatswain chairs. Longshoremen, harbor workers and dock workers may fall off cranes, cherry pickers, cargo ships and boat rigging. If you fell from high up on the job, you may be laid up with a devastating spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury and broken bones, you probably can't work anymore and may have months or years of physical therapy or vocational rehabilitation ahead of you. At the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl, we know how devastating fall injuries can be and we treat workers who fell with the compassion and caring they deserve. And because the Work Comp application process is so complex, we handle every aspect-from filing Work Comp claims to the Workers' Comp appeals process in the case of a denied job injury claim.
Workers Injured in a Fall Need Caring, Respectful and Aggressive Legal Representation-Call Us Today
Unlike typical slip and fall accidents, which usually take place on slippery surfaces, falls from heights are often due to holes in flooring, malfunctioning heavy equipment, inadequate safety procedures or poor suspension equipment and protective gear such as defective harnesses, faulty cables, frayed ropes or broken hoists. Sometimes construction workers fall from top floors of construction site buildings when they are blown off by high winds or a building collapses and workers fall through joists, debris and broken glass.
The workers' compensation system is supposed to pay the medical expenses of injured workers and provide them with partial wages while they can't work. But employers and insurance companies often challenge claims. That's because there's often a lot of money at stake. They may dispute the extent of your injuries or suggest you are ready to return to work even though you are still recovering.
If you fell because of an elevation-related hazard, we will work hard to pursue the justice you deserve.
You may have lost a relative who died in a job-related fall, in which case we will go after Workers' Comp wrongful death benefits to help you and your family get through this immense hardship. Call one of our workers' compensation attorneys today at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every discussion is confidential , there is no obligation and we serve the entire Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts area, including Providence, Fall River, Foxboro, Little Compton, Newport, Bristol and Boston.