Roof and ceiling collapses often occur due to poor supervision, hazardous conditions, and a lack of proper safety equipment. Because construction workers are working on buildings that are only partially completed, they face hazards such as half-built walls, poorly secured ceilings, faulty plumbing within walls, poor construction, and unsafe architectural plans. These conditions can contribute to the collapse of a ceiling, wall, or roof.
If you were working on a building and you were injured, don’t hesitate to call our office today at 888-355-4752.
Common Causes of Ceiling and Wall Collapses
- Falling debris: Heavy debris or equipment such as steel rods may be accidentally dropped, landing on the roof and causing it to collapse.
- Malfunctioning equipment: Machine or operator error of large construction equipment may cause the wall to topple or roof to come crashing down.
- Improperly secured walls or ceilings: A wall or ceiling without proper support may succumb to gravity or weight placed on it, collapsing and crushing those next to or underneath it.
- Plumbing and duct issues: Pipes and air ducts are often installed in walls and ceilings. If installed improperly, the weight of the pipes or ducts may cause collapse. In addition, water damage caused by a leak may result in an unexpected collapse.
Common Ceiling Collapse Injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Joint injuries
Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have suffered a roof or ceiling collapse, you deserve representation that is fair to you. Our personal injury lawyers have over 29 years of experience in defending clients who have suffered from construction-related injuries. No matter what the cause of your injury is, we will stand beside you and ensure that you get the best compensation possible for your injuries. Call our team today at 888-355-4752.