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Fighting for Victims of Construction Accidents

Falls From Heights

St. Louis Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction sites are riddled with potential dangers for both workers and passerby. As such, employers, contractors, and others who operate or work with developers on construction projects have a legal obligation to ensure reasonable measures are taken to ensure the safety of workers and the general public. Failing to uphold this obligation can not only amount to serious workplace and industry violations, but also preventable injuries and deaths experienced by victims who fall from heights.

At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys have leveraged more than a century of combined experience to successfully advocate for victims and families who have suffered harm and losses in all types of construction accidents, including those involving falls. As a firm with a legacy of legal innovation, we have proven our ability to help clients in seeking compensation through personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, including those involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.

Our experience, resources, and commitment to helping clients through difficult times has allowed us to recover more than $400 million in compensation for our clients, and to provide the unwavering support they need as they navigate their legal journeys. If you or someone you love has been injured due to a fall at a construction site, or as a result of a fatal fall accident, our team is available to discuss your rights and potential case during a FREE consultation.

Contact us 24/7 to request your free case evaluation.

Falls: A Leading Danger on Construction Sites

According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other industry organizations, falls are among the greatest hazards on construction sites. Because workers on a variety of construction projects ranging from commercial and residential development, roofing, and electrical services to painting and decorative work often perform their duties from heights, they routinely face the greatest risks of fall-related injuries of any profession.

That includes accidents involving the following:

  • Ladders, stairs, and scaffolding accidents
  • Falls from roofs
  • Falls from exterior construction areas or building structures
  • Lack of required fall protection (i.e. unprotected sides, leading edges, guardrails, personal fall arrest system)
  • Failures to fix broken guardrails and other damages fall protection devices
  • Open excavations and pier holes
  • Electric shock

These and other issues that lead to falls can cause severe injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, some of which can alter the lives of victims and cause permanent impairment. In the most devastating accidents, victims can also suffer fatal injuries.

Fatal Four

Falls from heights are classified among OSHA’s notorious “Fatal Four,” which are the four leading causes of deaths among construction workers. This is especially the case when workers are performing work from heights that exceed 6 feet, and which require the use of mandated fall protection equipment in order to mitigate risks. According to OSHA data, falls account for an average of nearly 40% of all deaths in the construction industry each year.

Compensation for Victims and Families

Our award-winning lawyers are committed to helping victims and families affected by falls and other construction accidents in their quest for financial compensation, including compensation that allows them to secure the medical treatment they need to address injuries and recover.

Depending on the facts and circumstances involved in a case, this compensation may be sought through workers’ compensation, a form of no-fault insurance that provides injured workers (as well as families who lose loved ones in fatal workplace accidents) with benefits for medical treatment, wage replacement, and loss of support.

In some cases, such as those involving passerby who suffer preventable injuries due to unaddressed hazards or workers harmed as a result of a third party’s negligence (such as a third party contractor or a product manufacturer that produced a defective product or piece of equipment), victims and families may be able to pursue civil personal injury or wrongful death claims. Our attorneys can help you explore the most appropriate path for the compensation you deserve, and guide you and your loved ones step by step through the process.

Request a FREE Consultation Today

Whether you or a loved one were harmed as the result of a fall while working on a construction site, as a passer, or you have lost your family member to a fatal incident, Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC is available to review your case and discuss your right to compensation during a free consultation.

Our St. Louis construction accident attorneys are available 24/7 to help, and serve clients throughout the state. Contact us to get started.

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