Falling objects in stores, on job sites, and other places we go to and from every day (such as restaurants, schools, and even other people’s homes) can cause serious injuries. If you have been hurt as the result of an insecure object falling from above, the Kingston falling object injury attorneys at Basch & Keegan LLP can help you obtain fair compensation for your damages, including medical treatment, time off from work, and pain and suffering.
Stores — especially large, warehouse-style stores — can be dangerous environments for shoppers. High shelves, heavy items, and crowding can all contribute to hazardous conditions, falling objects, and injuries. All of these factors make accidents caused by falling objects more and more common in retail settings.
The following circumstances may cause falling object injuries:
Unevenly or highly stacked items
Items that are not secured
Hazardous equipment use when picking up items
Narrow or crowded aisles
If you’ve been hurt by falling merchandise in a store, we will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Construction workers, when working under buildings, scaffolds, or heavy machinery, are at risk for falling object injuries. The weight and hazardous nature of most construction equipment and materials can contribute to catastrophic injuries and death. In cases of falling object injuries on construction sites, employers, equipment manufacturers, and safety inspectors could be liable for damages.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury after being struck by a falling object, please contact Basch & Keegan LLP today for a free initial consultation. We’ll put all of our knowledge and resources together toward achieving excellent results for you or someone you know.