Falling Objects

Helping Philadelphia workers who have been hurt on the job

Falling objects are a danger at many workplaces, and they can leave workers seriously injured. Some jobs put workers at a higher risk, but being hurt by a falling object can happen at any workplace. When it does, the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC helps injured workers get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.

Workers can be injured in many different ways from falling objects in a work accident. They could suffer injuries to their head, back, neck, back, arms or legs. They may require medical treatment and may be left unable to work for some time. Workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to help, but the claims process can be difficult to navigate without a skilled workers’ compensation attorney.

Falling object injuries can occur in many different ways. Heavy and sharp objects can cause severe injuries, especially if they fall from a very high level. Examples of falling objects in the workplace include:

  • Computers or other heavy items falling from a shelf
  • Projectiles from working with tools or machinery
  • Materials, tools or debris falling from heights at a construction site
  • Merchandise falling from a forklift at a store or warehouse
  • Light fixtures falling from a wall or ceiling

Depending on the severity of their injury, workers hurt by falling objects may need surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. Medical expenses can add up quickly. In the meantime, they lose income because they are unable to work while recovering from the injury.

The workers’ compensation claims process should be simple, but it is often anything but. Insurance companies try to minimize the benefits injured workers receive. Employers may question whether the injury was work-related. And doctors chosen by employers may say injured employees are ready to work, even though they are still suffering.

Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law and used to represent insurance companies in workers’ compensation cases. He knows the tactics they use to try to deny or reduce benefits. Now he puts his knowledge to work on behalf of injured workers and has handled well over a thousand workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania.

Our law firm can help you with your workers’ compensation claim every step of the way. From filling out the paperwork for your initial claim, to aggressively fighting for you during the appeals process if your benefits are denied, we will be in your corner. Our goal is to resolve your claim in a way that meets your needs.

If you were injured at work by a falling object, learn how attorney Jaffe can help. Contact us online or call 866-800-3332 for a free consultation.