Falling Object Injury on Construction Site in Austin

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Falling objects on a construction site account for many of the serious injuries in Austin, TX. Even though there are extensive OSHA regulations that every construction worker must abide by, objects can still fall and cause serious injury. Objects can fall from a variety of scenarios including unsecured construction site tools and materials.

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA, JOE CAPUTO, BURGESS WILLIAMS, NEIL SOLOMON, & JASON ALDRIDGE

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)

MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020

AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.

Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice

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Every year, thousands of construction site workers become victims with serious life-threatening injuries as a result of a falling object. In fact, hundreds of workers die every year due to negligence of another individual on the job site. Tools fall from scaffolds and ladders, and crane loads with loose or unfastened material/debris can unexpectedly tip and fall. As a result, the construction worker can suffer from a variety of injuries that include:

  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Internal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Severe lacerations
  • Amputation
  • Blindness
  • Death

A Chaotic, Fast-Paced Environment

As a fast-paced environment, most construction jobsites tend to be chaotic. This provides the ideal atmosphere where a variety of things can go wrong. Falling objects are typically traced to negligent error or a violation of safety procedures of some sort. In fact, objects usually do not fall on their own, but because of negligent actions of another.

This might be the result of a coworker that was not properly trained on safety, or simply a careless error. It might be due to the worker’s inexperience and lack of appropriate supervision.

Typically, common objects that fall on a construction site can include:

  • Hammers
  • Lumber
  • Mortar or concrete
  • Bricks
  • Steel
  • Buckets
  • Bolts
  • Debris
  • Power tools
  • Equipment including hoists

Workers’ Compensation and  Other Insurance

Under Texas law, construction site employers including general contractors and subcontractors are not required to provide workers’ compensation for their employees. If you, or a loved one, have been injured because of a falling object on a construction site, you can still make a claim against the employer’s insurance carrier or through workers’ compensation when available. However, it is best to hire the skills of an Austin, TX construction site falling object injury attorney to handle your claim.

An attorney can fight aggressively to maximize the benefits you receive from your claim. Your lawyer can provide the best legal representation to ensure you receive proper compensation to cover your medical care costs and any undue financial hardship. Even if you are currently receiving workers’ compensation as a result of this accident, your attorney might be able to find more benefits.

This is especially true if your construction site falling object injury is a direct result of negligence of a third-party subcontractor or other individual on the job site. It might be possible to file a third-party lawsuit to obtain financial compensation for your pain, suffering and mental anxiety over being severely injured on the job.

Due to the constantly evolving Texas laws concerning construction site injuries, it is important to hire experienced Personal Injury attorneys for your case. A skilled lawyer will work on a contingency basis meaning you will not pay attorney legal fees unless the attorney secures you compensation.