Skylight Falls Liability

Usually, a skylight death or injury is due to negligence either by the manufacturer or the construction company failing to install the skylight correctly. This could also be due to ignoring OSHA standards.  

Employers are also required to have adequate fall protection safeguards in place to prevent skylight accidents and skylight deaths. These can include fixed covers, catch platforms, harnesses, or safety nets. When skylight falls lead to severe injuries and death. Families deserve finanical compensation to deal wit hthe stress, pain and burden after a skylight fall. 

Prevention

Employers, designers and manufacturers, and building owners have a duty to prevent skylight falls and injuries. This includes ensuring skylights comply with OSHA, inspecting worksites, install screens or guardrails and train employees to prevent injuries.

Getting Justice 

In order to get justice for a skylight fall, it is important to prove either the property owner, manufacture or contractor did not follow safety protocols. This includes violating a duty of care, breach of duty, causation and damages. Duty of care is a company’s obligation to keep the public safe. When someone is hurt, this is the breach of duty. This breach is negligence. An example could be a building failing to close a skylight before allowing guests on the roof. The breach of duty needs to directly have caused an injury. 

However, the dedicated attorneys at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm know how to retrieve the damages you need to handle a skylight fall. This includes medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, lost incomes, surgery costs, etc. Yet, insurance companies tied to the property will try anything to deny your claim. Any injuries could be linked to a previous injury or minimize your pain. 

Free Consultation

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due skylight falls, contact us today to receive a free consultation. We will assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries to help pay medical bills and lost wages due to the fall. 

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