Falls from an elevated structure are among the most dangerous accidents that can occur at a construction site. Often, these falls are caused by an unsafe condition that was well-known before the accident, but which no one bothered to correct.
If you or someone you love was injured in a fall, the attorneys of Monsees & Mayer, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri, offer a free case evaluation. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to workers’ compensation. Call 816-361-5555 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. We represent both documented and undocumented workers. We also represent families in fatal construction accidents.
Beyond Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation provides free medical care and lost wage benefits if you are injured in an on-the-job accident, regardless of who was at fault. However, workers’ compensation will not pay for everything you have lost. For example, workers’ compensation pays nothing for your pain and suffering.
While employers are generally protected from employee lawsuits for work-related accident, there are exceptions when the injury is caused by extreme negligence, a defective product or someone who does not work for your employer. Examples are property owners, subcontractors and manufacturers.
The following are examples of accidents where you may have the right to sue:
- Accidents caused by defective or improperly installed scaffolding
- Falls from unsecured ladders
- Falls from improperly constructed catwalks or improperly welded beams
- Falls into uncovered holes
- Injuries caused by safety violations
It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Our attorneys work with investigators to take pictures and obtain evidence of negligence before the contractor or property owner tries to cover up the unsafe condition. We also work with safety agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to determine if safety rules were violated. Our goal is to help you obtain the maximum compensation from all sources.
For More Information About Falls At Construction Sites
Call 816-361-5555 or complete our simple contact form to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer at our firm. Let us put your mind at ease by answering your questions and explaining your options.