It’s no secret that Utica construction sites can be dangerous places to work. You’ve got industrial-grade power tools throughout the site. You’ve got massive, heavy vehicles moving in all directions. And you’ve likely also got chemicals and other compounds that need to be handled with the utmost care.
Be that as it may, serious, paralyzing construction injuries and even death aren’t always the result of the usual suspects. The mere requirement for workers to operate up off the ground is a constant danger in itself. Whether it’s a few meters or a few stories or more, all it takes is a minor slip-up to impact a construction worker’s life forever.
It’s likely that a construction worker injured in a ladder fall or other type of fall will require time away from work for recovery. At a minimum, you’ll need treatment for your injuries. Chronic pain may continue to immobilize you if you try to do too much too fast. Depending on the extent of your injuries and the type of work you did, you may not be able to return to that same job at all.
These are incredibly challenging times for injured construction workers and their families. Your very foundation, your sense of financial stability for your family, can be thrown into question. Workers who’ve suffered permanent disability due to a fall will likely face the dual challenges of dealing with lifelong treatment as well as the inability to return to work.
It’s important to consult with a legal professional experienced in falls on the job as you consider your options moving forward after a construction site accident. Callanen, Foley and Hobika has helped many Utica workers through these circumstances before, and can do the same for you.