Falls while working are one of the most common type of accidents workers suffer while performing their job and can be some of the most dangerous types of accidents resulting in serious personal injury and even death. The types of falls that people frequently have while working include the following:
- Trip and fall over an object;
- Fall at a construction site due to lack of proper safety procedures or fall prevention equipment;
- Fall from scaffolding;
- Fall from a ladder;
- Fall from a roof;
- Fall from a loading dock;
- Fall from a truck bed;
- Fall on the deck of a yacht or boat;
- Fall off of a marine dock;
- Fall from a lift or cherry picker; and
- Fall from tree while landscaping.
The experienced Miami workers’ compensation lawyers at Payer & Associates have been representing workers who are injured as a result of a fall at work and their families for more than 20 years in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Their attorneys have handled thousands of cases involving fall accident on the job in Florida and know what it takes to provide the aggressive legal representation you need.
What Should You do When You’re Injured as a Result of a Fall Accident at Work in Miami or Fort Lauderdale?
When you are injured in a fall accident at work you should immediately seek emergency medical treatment to evaluate and document your injuries. Next you must notify your employer of your accident as soon as possible. Whenever possible this “notice” should be in writing. You should always retain a copy of the “notice” for future reference and as evidence if your case ever goes to trial before a Judge of Compensation Claims and the employer or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier denies your claim based on a “late notice” defense.
You or someone on your behalf should take as many photographs as possible of the accident scene of your fall as well as the negligent condition that caused your fall. This may include items such as: a broken ladder, worn or broken fall prevention equipment such as harnesses, clips, roping and/or straps. These photographs will be extremely valuable evidence should your case go to trial. Additionally, the photos will help your personal injury attorney recreate the scene of your accident and investigate any possible tort claims against a negligent 3rd party (other than your employer) as well as any possible products liability claims against the manufacturer of the faulty product that may have caused your fall.
Call Payer & Associates If You or a Loved One are Injured in a Fall Accident at Work in Miami or Fort Lauderdale
After being injured as the result of a in a fall while working you should immediately consult with a workers’ compensation attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to professionally handle your case and get you the benefits (including medical benefits, impairment benefits, lost wages and lump sum settlement money) you deserve.
The workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers at Payer & Associates are here to help you and your family when you are injured in a fall accident in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. All of our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience in this area of law and are available to meet with you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall accident at work in South Florida contact Payer & Associates today for your FREE and CONFIDENTIAL initial consultation with one of our aggressive accident attorneys.