Falling Objects on a Construction Site | Jobsite Debris | Construction Materials | Tools and Equipment
When you’re at a construction site, it’s a smart idea to wear a hard hat. Statistics indicate that falling objects are one of the so-called “fatal four,” the top four causes of fatal accidents on residential and commercial construction sites. When an object falls from a great height, it doesn’t have to be large or heavy to cause serious injury—a person was killed when hit by a one-pound tape measure that fell from a 50-story height.
If you or someone you love is hurt on a construction project by a falling object, you want a proven lawyer to protect your interests and help you pursue full and fair compensation for your losses. You want Bailey & Galyen
Aggressive Construction Site Lawyers
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, we bring more than four decades of experience to people in Texas who suffer personal injury, including construction workers injured by falling objects. Long recognized as one of the premier consumer law firms in Texas, we have consistently obtained positive results for our clients. Over the last 40 years, we have collected verdicts and settlements in excess of $500 million in personal injury cases.
Results-Oriented Representation to Construction Workers Hurt by Falling Objects
For more than 40 years, we’ve taken a simple and successful approach to personal injury claims, dedicating ourselves to giving 100% of our efforts to every client. We conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of each case, so we know exactly what happened and what you need to cover all your losses. We help you understand the law and the legal process, as well as your rights, options, and likelihood of success. We notify you immediately of any developments in your case, and we work closely to help you make the right decisions for your family and your future.
Frequently Asked Questions About Falling Objects on Construction Sites
What Should I Do If I’m Injured by a Falling Object on a Construction Site?
- Your immediate focus should be on your health and well-being. In most instances, the best thing you can do is remain exactly where you are until emergency medical personnel arrive. They’ll be able to determine whether you can leave the scene under your own power or should be taken to the hospital by ambulance. If you are able to get up and move about, go immediately to the hospital ER, an urgent care facility, or a doctor’s office. The longer you wait to seek medical care, the greater the chances your legal claims will be negatively affected, and the greater the risk that your injuries will get worse.
- Once you received the medical care you need, find an experienced lawyer to handle your personal injury claim. Your attorney will take the right steps to gather and preserve evidence to support your claim and can also be your liaison with insurance providers, so you get the benefits you deserve.
- If possible, ask for contact information from all parties involved in or present at the time of the accident, including any potential witnesses. Take pictures of everything at the scene—the object that fell on you, the injuries you suffered, the overall conditions at the jobsite. Your cellphone camera is fine.
What Damages Can I Pursue If I’m Hit by a Falling Object on a Construction Site?
After a work-related injury, you can file a workers’ compensation claim, seeking benefits to cover lost wages and income, as well as any reasonable and necessary medical expenses. Under certain circumstances, if your injuries are caused in whole or in part by someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you can also file a civil lawsuit, asking for:
- Lost income, salary, or other wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life—the ability to engage in activities that have brought meaning or satisfaction in the past
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Any unreimbursed medical expenses, including rehab, physical therapy, and the costs of retrofitting your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury
- Physical pain and suffering
- Property losses
What Are Common Causes of Falling Objects on a Construction Site?
Most accidents involving falling objects on a construction site are the result of negligence or carelessness:
- Owners or general contractors may fail to install guardrails or other safety barriers to prevent construction materials or jobsite debris from going over the side of an upper level.
- Jobsite supervisors may allow materials or debris to collect on upper levels in an unsafe manner.
- Workers may fail to take proper precautions when working with tools at elevated heights.
- Owners or general contractors may fail to cordon off areas underneath workers.
How Can Bailey & Galyen Help Me If I’m Hurt by a Falling Object on a Construction Site?
At Bailey & Galyen, we have represented injured people in courts across the Lone Star State for more than four decades. We know how to prepare complex construction-site-injury claims, and we have a solid sense of the value of such claims. We know the types of evidence that are most effective at trial and when bringing in expert witnesses will help you get full and fair compensation for your losses. We understand the different ways that judges and juries treat personal injury claims in different parts of Texas, and we can tailor our counsel to help maximize your recovery.
Contact Bailey & Galyen for a Results-Oriented Construction-Site-Injury Attorney
After you’re hurt by a falling object on a construction site, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights, someone who recognizes the unique factors of such a claim. The proven personal injury attorneys at Bailey & Galyen offer a free initial consultation to every prospective client. We handle all construction-site-injury claims on a contingent-fee basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses.
We offer proven counsel in construction-site-accident claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.