Cell tower workers face a number of hazards on the job. Workers in Los Angeles are involved in serious cell tower accidents, which result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. As a result of such injuries, workers are left facing mounting medical expenses and are often not able to return to work or earn a livelihood. If you have been injured in a Los Angeles cell tower accident, it is important to understand that you have rights. You could recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.
The experienced Los Angeles cell tower accident lawyers at Greenberg and Ruby Injury Attorneys, APC are well versed in tactics that insurance companies use to avoid paying claims. We know how to get workers additional compensation by filing a third-party claim against a party other than the employer. Call us to obtain more information about you legal rights and options after a workplace injury in Los Angeles.
Cell Tower Accidents and Hazards
Over the last three decades, the increasing demand for wireless and broadcast communications has led to a dramatic increase in cell tower construction and maintenance. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in order to construct or maintain towers, employees regularly climb towers using fixed ladders, support structures o step bolts from 100 feet to heights in excess of 1,000 or even 2,000 feet. Employees climb towers throughout the year including when the weather makes it unsafe to do so.
Here are some of the most common dangers involving cell towers:
- Falls from heights
- Electrical hazards
- Dangerous involving hoists or lifts
- Bad weather
- Struck-by injuries involving falling objects
- Structural collapse of towers
- Equipment failure
Types of Injuries from Cell Tower Accidents
Cell tower accidents have the potential to result in catastrophic injuries or deaths. They may involve falls from heights, electrocution, getting struck by falling equipment or a tower collapsing. Workers may suffer injuries that could affect them for the rest of their lives. Cell tower workers may suffer major injuries in work-related accidents including:
- Traumatic brain injuries or head injuries
- Spinal cord damage that could cause paralysis
- Multiple fractures that could cause pain and disfigurement
- Electrical injuries
- Internal organ damage
Some of these injuries could end up being permanent and cause lifelong disabilities. In some cases, workers may never be able to return to work and may require 24/7 care in order to maintain some quality of life. If you have suffered major injuries in a cell tower accident, call Greenberg and Ruby to find out how you can get fair and full compensation for all your losses.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases Stemming from Cell Tower Accidents
The value or worth of a cell tower accident case typically depends on the nature and extent of injuries involved. When the injuries are catastrophic and result in severe disabilities, the case could be worth much more. This is why it is imperative that you seek the counsel of a Los Angeles cell tower accident lawyer who can advise you about all possible avenues of compensation in your case. You may be able to hold a third party accountable in addition to receiving workers' compensation benefits. However, with a personal injury lawsuit, you can receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Cost of medical or assistive devices
- Lost future income in addition to lost wages
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Cost of home help or a health aide
- Permanent injuries
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of life's enjoyment
- Punitive damages
Wrongful death lawsuits can help families recoup financial losses caused by the death of a primary wage earner. Cell tower workers often have families that rely on their income. Losing a breadwinner could have a devastating impact on families. Compensation for wrongful death includes medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost future income and loss of love, care and companionship.
Why Do I Need a Work Injury Lawyer?
While you will be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, often times, these benefits alone are not sufficient to compensation you for the tremendous losses you may have sustained. Your lawyer can also help you with insurance companies that are looking for ways to lowball and reduce your payment. Insurance companies may also deny procedures that are more costly, but would get you better results.
While you are not required to get a lawyer to file your work injury claim, an experienced Los Angeles cell tower attorney can help investigate your case, prove the full extent of your injuries and help you receive the settlement you need and rightfully deserve.
Greenberg and Ruby Injury Attorneys, APC Can Help
If you have suffered injuries from a cell tower accident or if you have lost a loved one who was working on a cell tower, you may be hesitant to consider filing an injury lawsuit if you are able to receive workers' compensation benefits. You may also have questions with regard to fault and liability. However, in such cases prompt action is key.
At Greenberg and Ruby Injury Attorneys, APC, we can help you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. We can also negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that you are compensated fairly. We will work to strengthen your case with solid evidence and expert witnesses. We do not charge any upfront costs or fees. You pay only if we win compensation for you. Call us today for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.