Personal Injury Attorneys for Injuries Due to Falling Objects
Falling objects in stores, on job-sites, and other places we go to and from every day (such as restaurants, schools, and even other people’s homes) can cause serious injuries. If you have been hurt as the result of an insecure object falling from above, the attorneys at Basch & Keegan can help you obtain fair compensation for your damages – including medical treatment, time off from work, and pain and suffering.
Shoppers may be injured by merchandise falling from store shelves.
Stores—especially large, warehouse-style stores—can be dangerous environments for shoppers. Shelves are often stacked far above normal reach with heavy items and boxes. Not only are the shelves overcrowded, but the stores are crowded – with people maneuvering tightly among merchandise and among each other. For those who want to retrieve an item from a high shelf, it may be difficult to find a store clerk for assistance.
All of these factors make accidents caused by falling objects more and more common in retail settings. In turn, falling objects may cause injuries—and be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit—in the following circumstances:
- Objects were improperly stacked on upper shelves.
- Objects were stacked too high for safety.
- Objects were stacked without being properly secured.
- Improper equipment was used to remove items from upper shelves.
- Narrow pathways between shelving created a space that could not be passed through safely.
If you’ve been hurt by falling merchandise in a store, we will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Construction workers are especially vulnerable to falling objects.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers are at risk from falling objects when they are beneath cranes, scaffolds, or anywhere that overhead work is being performed. There is also a danger from flying objects when activities like pushing, pulling, or prying cause objects to become airborne. Injuries can range from minor abrasions to concussions, eye damage, or death.
We at Basch & Keegan have extensive experience representing construction workers injured on the job – including cases involving scaffold injuries, ladder falls, and trenching and excavation accidents. For more information, please see our construction accidents page.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury after being struck by a falling object, please contact Basch & Keegan today for a free initial consultation. We’ll put all of our knowledge and resources together toward achieving excellent results for you or someone you know.