Falling Construction Debris Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia
Construction site injuries are often catastrophic if not deadly. Being careless about falling construction debris can result in severe liability for the reckless construction worker and their employer.
Injury Claims Arising from Falling Construction Debris
When used in the context of falling debris accidents, construction debris includes tools, machinery, and construction materials such as stone, drywall, brick, dirt, packages, buckets, dust, and other related items. While falling debris such as sawdust or dirt can cause temporary eye and lung irritation, small tools such as hammers, tape measures, screwdrivers, and wrenches can produce life-threatening and catastrophic injuries such as:
Eye injuries - Falling equipment and microscopic particles can cause eye punctures, pain, and permanent or temporary blindness. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration typically requires safety equipment on construction sites. These safety requirements may include hard hats, eye protection, highly reflective/visible clothing, gloves, and steel-tipped boots.
Crushing injuries - Crush injuries happen when large pieces of equipment or construction material fall on top of someone. In some tragic cases, a falling work materials have fallen on other workers. The force of these falling objects can crush bones and cause severe internal trauma.
Spinal cord injuries - Spinal cord injuries are common injuries sustained at construction sites. In falling material accidents involving spinal injuries, falling objects strike the victim on their head, neck, or back. Although the spinal column is designed to protect the spinal cord from damage, the spine is not indestructible. When the falling object damages or severs the spinal cord, the victim may sustain temporary or permanent paralysis.
Traumatic brain injuries - Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most dangerous types of injuries caused by falling construction equipment or materials. Traumatic brain injuries are classified as either severe, moderate, or mild. These types of brain injuries are caused by a piercing injury, blunt force trauma, or "whiplash"-style injuries. Blunt force trauma is called by falling objects such as bricks, boards, or drywall. Piercing injuries are caused by falling objects like screwdrivers or steel rods. Vehicle accidents usually cause whiplash-related traumatic brain injuries.
Construction workers should always wear their safety equipment while they are on the job site. Workers who wear their safety equipment have greatly improved their chances of minimizing the impact of falling objects. Moreover, construction companies should provide adequate training to their workers. Construction companies that do not take appropriate measures could be held responsible for falling debris accidents.
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