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Traumatic injuries from falling objects are a very real concern for construction workers throughout the Denver area. When you are hard at work on a construction site, you simply cannot be constantly on high-alert for the risk of a tool, piece of building material or other object falling from overhead. Even when you see or someone warns you of a falling object, there usually will not be enough time to avoid suffering a serious, and perhaps life-threatening, injury.
At Levine Law, our attorneys bring decades of legal experience to representing injured construction workers and their families. We have secured millions of dollars for our clients, including compensation won in insurance settlements, civil trials and workers’ compensation claims. We approach every case with the same passion for justice, and whether you suffered a traumatic injury or you lost a loved one working on a construction site, you can trust the team at Levine Law to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Injuries from Falling Objects on Construction Sites
Falling objects present some of the greatest risks for construction workers. Even small falling objects can strike the head and other parts of the body with significant force, and this will often lead to severe brain trauma and other serious traumatic injuries. On a construction site, anything overhead that is not secured has the potential to fall and harm workers below, including:
- Construction materials
- Construction waste
- Generators and other equipment
- Hand tools
- Power tools
- Scaffolding components
Your Rights After a Construction Site Accident in Denver, CO
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed by a falling object on a construction site, what are your rights? In many cases, construction workers and their loved ones will be eligible for workers’ compensation. In Colorado, workers’ compensation covers medical expenses, disability (partial wage replacement) and funeral costs.
Of course, in many cases these will only represent a small fraction of an injured worker’s or family’s losses. Disability benefits often fall far short of meeting family’s financial needs, and workers’ compensation does nothing to address the pain and suffering, loss of support and companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-financial losses that can follow a life-changing injury. This is why it is critical for anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one on a construction site to speak with an attorney about seeking additional compensation. At Levine Law, we can help you maximize your workers’ compensation benefits, and we can seek to hold any third parties (such as a contractor or subcontractor) fully liable for your accident-related losses.
Speak with a Construction Accident Lawyer at Levine Law
To learn more about your rights after a construction site accident in Denver, contact the attorneys at Levine Law. Your initial consultation is completely free, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we win. What is your case worth? Find out. Call (303) 333-8000 or get in touch online today.