According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), cell tower workers climb up to 2000 feet high for their work, including in inclement weather. Falls from a great height are an obvious danger to any cell tower workers. OSHA mentions a number of other dangers to cell tower workers, including:
- Electrical hazards
- Falling object hazards
- Equipment failure
- Structural collapse of towers
- Lack of safety equipment
According to ProPublica, in the last nine years, nearly 100 workers died on the job, with tower climbing having a death rate of 10 times that of construction work.
If you suffered injuries while working on a cell tower, or your loved one died as the result of a cell tower accident, you could have legal recourse and might receive compensation. Learning more about your case from a Los Angeles cell tower accident lawyer can help you weigh your legal options. Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today to determine whether you have a case: (800) 529-9122.
Types of Injuries from Cell Tower Accidents
Cell tower accidents can be catastrophic as they can involve falls from great height, electrocution, getting hit by falling equipment, or a tower simply collapsing. A fall can also be fatal. If the worker survives a fall, tower collapse, or electrocution, the injuries suffered can have an impact on the rest of their life. Those workers who survive cell tower accidents may have extensive injuries, including:
- Internal injuries
- Head injuries
- Spine injuries and paralysis
- Injuries from electrocution
Some of these injuries may require treatment over many years or the rest of a worker’s life. If you had a cell tower accident and suffered extensive injuries, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today to find out how you could get compensation for your expenses and your suffering.
Cell Tower Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Cell tower accidents and injuries can be devastating not only to a worker’s health, but also their career as a cell tower worker. Depending on the extent of the injuries, a worker may never be able to return to their job. Medical bills for treatments, hospitalization, and rehabilitation, can quickly mount up and may go beyond any amounts covered by insurance. You may also struggle to claim for future medical expenses and future earning potential.
This is why it can be important to get help from a Los Angeles cell tower accident lawyer who can advise you on all the legal avenues you might have for getting the justice and compensation you deserve. You may be able to hold either a negligent employer or third party to account through the court system.
If you file a personal injury claim, you could receive several types of compensatory awards, including:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses relating to the work injury.
- Costs for any medical devices.
- Lost wages and future lost wages.
- Rehabilitation expenses.
- Loss of use of any limbs.
- Loss of a sense such as eyesight.
- Physical pain and suffering.
- Emotional anguish.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Costs for a home help and/or a health aide.
You could also receive punitive damages in addition to any compensatory awards. Punitive damages are intended to punish a defendant and deter them from acting in a criminal and egregious way again.
Wrongful death lawsuits can help a family with any financial losses that the death of their loved one has brought on them. Cell tower workers may have young families that depend on their income. Losing a father and husband at a relatively young age can be traumatizing and have a mental impact on the entire family. Compensation for which surviving close relatives of the deceased may receive includes:
- Medical bills and hospitalization costs
- Funeral expenses
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Value of the loss of financial support and benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guardianship for children
There can also be other compensation available in wrongful death cases. As every case is different, consulting with a Los Angeles cell tower accident lawyer can help you understand your legal options and the compensation you could receive. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now to find out how we can help you.
For a free legal consultation with a Cell Tower Accidents Lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 529-9122
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help
If you have suffered injuries from a cell tower accident, or have lost a loved one who had an accident while working on a cell tower, you may hesitate to initiate legal action, especially if you qualify for a workers’ compensation claim. You may also not be sure who is liable for your accident. Do not make the mistake to wait. Timely action can be important.
We can help and assist you in considering all your legal options and can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. We can also negotiate with insurance companies, if needed, to help you and your family avoid potentially getting short-changed by the liable party.
A company can he held liable for an accident if it was negligent in offering training or adequate equipment for the job. A lawyer will also try to protect you and your family from any future losses arising from the accident and any injuries, such as future medical costs and lost wages.
Let us work for you and build your case by gathering evidence and consulting with expert witnesses. A Los Angeles cell tower accident lawyer can represent you and fight for your best interests. You do not need to worry about any upfront costs or attorney’s fees as we only get paid if we win your case.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 529-9122 to speak to one of our team members.