Falls From Heights
Representing injured construction workers in Rhode Island
Many construction jobs require working high above the ground. While safety precautions are supposed to be followed, construction accidents can happen and workers can fall and suffer serious injuries. These accidents are often due to the negligence of a third party. The Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC fights to hold these third parties accountable and help workers recover financial compensation.
Falling from a height can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Sometimes, those injuries are fatal. Injured workers may need several surgeries and require multiple hospital stays and doctor appointments. There can be tests, therapy and medication. They may need home modifications and visiting health aides while they recover. And they may be left temporarily—or permanently—unable to work, resulting in lost income.
Third-party negligence may be responsible for your fall
Workers’ compensation benefits can help injured workers pay for medical expenses and provide partial lost wages. And under workers’ compensation laws, injured workers are not able to sue their employers for damages, even if the employer’s negligence contributed to the accident.
But some accidents resulting in a fall from a height are the result of a third party’s negligence. For example, a contractor may have set up scaffolding incorrectly. A ladder had a defective part. Or a motor vehicle may have crashed into the site, resulting in a worker falling.
Attorney Mark B. Morse holds these third parties responsible to help injured workers recover addition damages for their injuries. These damages can include pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of activities the worker can no longer take part in.
We’ll help you take on the insurance companies
Third parties and their insurance companies often don’t take responsibility for their role in the accident. That’s why our legal team conducts an investigation to gather evidence and prove what really happened. Mark Morse has been representing injured workers for three decades and knows how to build a strong case that gets results.
When insurance companies see that Mark is prepared to fight for you every step of the way, they often agree to negotiate a settlement that works for you. Mark’s skills as a negotiator can help you maximize your compensation. But if the insurance company won’t negotiate, Mark will be fully prepared to fight for you in court. A board-certified specialist in civil trial law, he has won many substantial awards for clients at trial.
If you are a construction worker who was injured in a fall involving a third party, contact us to speak to Mark Morse personally about your case.