Falling Objects

Strong Advocacy After an Accident Caused by a Falling Object

On a construction site, building supplies and tools can become incredibly dangerous when they are unsecured high above the ground. While working at these heights can be dangerous itself, severe injuries can also be caused to workers far below when items fall from above.

At Gelber & O’Connell, LLC, a Buffalo personal injury law firm, we zealously advocate on behalf of workers injured on construction sites, including those struck by falling objects. In addition, there are times when an innocent passerby becomes the victim of falling debris from a construction site. These innocent victims also have potential rights against the owner, general contractor, subcontractors and construction manager, without the additional issue of an employer being involved. Our dedicated attorneys are skilled at holding negligent parties responsible for actions that cause severe injuries and even death to both construction workers themselves and any innocent passersby.

Give us a call today to arrange to talk to an experienced lawyer about your particular situation in a free initial consultation. Our attorneys serve clients in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the surrounding area of Western New York.

What was the Object that Hit You?

Almost any object becomes deadly when dropped from an extreme height. Construction site injuries are often caused by falling items, such as:

  • Tools, ranging from screwdrivers to sledgehammers
  • Bricks
  • Wood beams
  • Metal bars or railings
  • Screws, bolts and nails
  • Drywall

When struck by an object falling from 10 feet, 100 feet or even higher, workers can suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, crushed limbs, internal injuries or even death. At Gelber & O’Connell, LLC, we have the experience, resources and in-depth legal knowledge necessary to help victims of these tragic accidents recover compensation for their medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering.