Fighting for Victims of Serious Injury & Wrongful Death at Work
There are four work injuries that are so common, so deadly, that they’re known collectively as the “Fatal Four.” They’re responsible for nearly 1,000 deaths a year in the construction industry alone. The other reason they’re knowns is because each of them is preventable. By far, the most common of the fatal injuries? Falling. Falling accounts for nearly a third of the workplace deaths in construction in 2016. Falling is also a serious hazard in plants, refineries, and any workplace that has stairs or scaffolds. In each of these workplaces, companies must provide safety railing, harnesses, or other fall-prevention methods whenever reasonable.
If you or a loved one was injured in a fall at work, you deserve answers. Speak with us to review your case with a Pennsylvania work fall attorney for free.
The Lifelong Injuries Caused by Workplace Falls
Falls from a height are traumatic events. Factors like age, hardness of landing surface, and body part to make initial impact can make the difference between life or death. For those who survive falls from a height, they’re facing a lifetime of medical costs, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity. Grieving families face the same, as well as the lifelong loss of companionship that follows grief.
Injuries resulting from falls include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe fractures
- Orthopedic injuries
Companies are ultimately responsible for the safety of their workers. When workplaces are left without safety railings or safe practices, workers need to hold their employers accountable for their fall-related losses. It’s the only way that people with lifelong injuries will be able to recover what they need—and it’s the only way for regular people to force companies to change their practices.
Hundreds of Millions Won Since 1922. Serving Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, York & Lancaster.
For nearly a century, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has been the law firm for injured workers. We have helped thousands of families get the money they needed to recover medical expenses, pay for food, and secure their futures. When people get hurt on job sites or in factories, they call our Pennsylvania workplace fall attorneys. Call (888) 498-3023 to review your case with a lawyer for free. We proudly serve Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and the surrounding areas. Our clients don’t pay anything unless they win.