New York Ladder Fall Attorney
Pursue Compensation for Your Damages
Ladder falls can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries. If you
have been injured when falling off a ladder, you should contact a New
York construction injury law firm to discuss filing a lawsuit. If your
fall was caused by negligence on the part of your coworkers or your employer,
you may be entitled to compensation. One of the experienced NY construction
accident lawyers with Belushin Law Firm can help you get the maximum settlement
for your pain and suffering through personal injury lawsuits.
There are many different types of ladders that can pose a danger to construction
workers. Ladders used in the construction industry include sectional ladders,
fixed ladders, roof ladders, cat ladders, bridge ladders, and extension
ladders. Construction workers often need to work on parts of a building
or structure that are elevated from the ground, thus requiring ladders.
Workers who are at risk for ladder falls include painters, roofers, builders,
and commercial construction workers.
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Hold Negligent Construction Companies Accountable
Companies are required by law to follow certain safety standards when it
comes to the use of ladders. The angle of the ladder has to be a specific
angle based on the height of the ladder. Workers may also require additional
safety gear such as harnesses when they are scaling tall ladders. Stabilizers
and standoffs may also be required for ladders of a certain height. If
these safety protocols are not met, there are many different ways that
ladder falls can occur. Mechanical failure of the ladder can cause a serious
fall, as can a person or vehicle striking the ladder from below. If another
person’s negligence caused your ladder fall, you have a right to
compensation for your injuries.
The most common type of injury from a ladder fall is some sort of traumatic
injury. When a body falls to the ground, the impact can damage bones,
muscle systems, and even internal organs. It is not uncommon to see serious
bruises, lacerations, contusions, and broken bones from a ladder fall.
In addition, there can also be serious injury to the back, neck, and head.
Depending on the angle at which the body struck the ground and the height
at which the body fell from, a ladder fall can cause paralysis, traumatic
brain injury, or even death. If you or a member of your family have sustained
any kind of injury from a ladder fall, you should meet with a Manhattan
construction accident lawyer to discuss a possible lawsuit.
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call Belushin Law Firm. It’s free and it’s confidential.