When A Fall Occurs

When a fall occurs which produces injury or death, an action usually ensues. ELS can assist you in your preparation and presentation of your case fall, even if litigation hasn’t been initiated yet.

For instance, in work situations, OSHA’s responsibility is to inspect and issue citations if violations are found and that could produce serious injury or death – before an incident occurs. An OSHA related action often occurs in front of an administrative law judge. ELS team members have the expertise to apply OSHA standards, including consideration for current OSHA policy, assess the violation allegations and determine what action, if any, is warranted. Other types of actions can arise requiring the application of OSHA and other standards of care or even where no standards or codes are apparent.

It is important to know that most safety hazards can be analyzed using knowledge of human factors engineering. ELS has the experience and knowledge to provide valid expert assistance in these cases as well as standards in fall litigation.

What To Do In Third Party Or Product Defect Cases

In third party or product defect cases, the history of neglect by the defendant is often exposed, and the allegations of negligent action of the injured party that may have contributed to his/her injurious incident often fades in the court scene throughout the United States today. Some states have unique law such as employer liability – as in Ohio, West Virginia, Texas and New Mexico. Our team of experts can provide critical testimony drawing on their top–notch educations, years of work in the field, participation in establishing industry standards and courtroom experience.

There is no time to waste in dealing with fall exposure. The ELS team of expert professionals is available to assess the situation, and interpret and apply the relevant standards and their use as a body of knowledge, if necessary prepare a report or affidavit and, if required, provide testimony anywhere in the United States.

Develop Your Case With Our Lititgation Support

Fall hazards occur in general industry and construction, mining and long shoring, maritime and forestry, the military and in public areas. This is why you need ELS to wrap the enormously broad spectrum of our experience around your situation for developing your position.

If needed, and because of memberships in such organizations as NAFE (National Academy of Forensic Engineers), NSC (National Safety Council), ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals), HFES (Human Factors Engineering Society), ELS can focus research and quickly assemble leading experts to coordinate special fields of inquiry.

Examples of industries we specialize in regarding safety are the following: scaffold fall protection systems, equipment maintenance, painting, building roofs, structural collapse, wood products, stairs, premises, platforms, product engineering design, product failure, biomechanics, kinetics, material handling, elevators, tree surgery, marine technology, trucking, trauma, explosions, electrical, environmental, theater rigging and more. Towers up to and beyond 100 ft., cell towers to 2000 ft., TV and radio masts, telecom installations on roofs of buildings and adding or removing additional antennas. We have multiple case experience with include: scaffolding, excavations, confined spaces, falls from equipment/machinery, ironworker falls, HVAC maintenance, falls from cranes, trucks and flatbeds, bridges, welding work– stations and construction aerial lifts, floor holes, ladders, skylights, sewers falls, pedestrian and commercial falls. Not only do individuals fall but also so do materials (falling objects), thus falling loads and objects protection is necessary, in addition to worker fall protection.