Falls from Elevation
Workers who suffer injuries on the job are entitled to seek benefit payments to address medical expenses and wages for time missed at work or reduced earning capacity due to light duty. The risk of sustaining an occupational injury is heightened in a space or profession where an employee is required to perform tasks on a ladder, scaffolding, elevated platform, or other source of elevation. Falls from elevation are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and traumatic brain injuries on the job. These accidents create a substantial risk that a worker will become temporarily or permanently disabled.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an elevated fall while on the job, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyer of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227. Our experienced attorney can help you through the confusing and frustrating process of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Additionally, if your claim has been denied by an insurance company, we can help you to properly appeal the matter. Your family’s needs are our top priority.
Consequences of Falling
The physical realities of a fall from elevation seem at first glance to be fairly simple and obvious. But the injuries that one might be left with are far more serious than might be expected from a fall. Even at a very low elevation, the body is apt to land in awkward positions that make it susceptible to a surprising amount of damage. Consequences of falling may include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck and Back Injuries
To ensure that your case receives the consideration that it considers, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyer of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227. Put our more than 15 years of experience that we have devoted to representing North Carolina workers on your side.