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When working on the job it is easy to get focused on the task at hand and forget the always important notion of personal safety. Workplace injuries happen every day and seriously endanger thousands of employees every year. A particularly serious type of workplace injury is any accident resulting in a head injury.
If you or someone you care about has suffered from a head injury while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Cedar Rapids workers’ compensation lawyer Pete Leehey has experience fighting for the due compensation owed to those who have been hurt while on the job. Contact our offices today at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your options.
Common Causes of Falling Objects
Falling objects can harm workers at any time. However, there are a number of common causes of falling objects which can put individuals in harm’s way. These include:
- Unsecured items left on ledges
- Tools and safety equipment which are not secured, such as hard hats
- Improperly secured packaging or items being transported
- Overly packed shelving
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Improperly secured building parts
Any of these items pose a threat for workers. By using safety equipment and always scanning your situation you will be more likely to prevent an accident and less like to be injured should an accident occur.
When a workplace injury happens it can be difficult to know what steps to take next. Lost wages, medical costs, and other financial burdens can quickly add up. You likely have a right to seek compensation for these expenses as well as for your pain and suffering. Contact Cedar Rapids personal injury attorney Pete Leehey today at (319) 294-4424 to speak to an experienced attorney about your situation and get started on your case.