Our firm has taken up the case of a worker who fell between 40 and 50 feet from a telephone tower. His employer was contracted to service the tower, and he was harnessed as per safety protocol. Unfortunately, he still suffered a major fall, receiving catastrophic injuries as a result. He is pursuing compensation from the owner of the telephone tower, the company that hired his employer, and the harness manufacturer.
To put our client’s injuries into perspective, a fall from 20 feet is often enough to justify a patient’s transfer from a hospital to a trauma center. Our client fell over twice that distance. Falls account for 40% of workplace injuries in construction. Inadequate fall protection is the most widely noted OSHA violation. Our firm is proud to help our client get the medical attention he needs, while assisting him in holding negligent companies accountable.