Kingston Ladder Fall at Construction Site Lawyers
We Can Help You Recover Compensation Following a Work Injury
Ladder falls occur frequently at construction sites and they can result in serious injuries. At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have significant experience representing injured construction workers in the Hudson Valley — and more than once we’ve found that a ladder accident should never have happened. The equipment is often old, defective, or used improperly.
Ladders Cause Numerous Injuries for Construction Workers
Many serious accidents occur when workers are using ladders. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among construction workers, an estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms involve falling off a ladder. Short of death, a victim may suffer head and back injuries that require a lifetime of treatment.
Factors causing serious ladder accidents include:
Leaning ladders against an unstable supporting surface
Using a ladder on a slippery surface
Failing to ensure ladders have slip resistant feet
Putting ladders on other objects
Failing to regularly inspect ladders for defects
Supplying workers with improperly maintained or old ladders
Failing to provide fall protection, such as spotters, restraints, and barricades
Holding heavy items on a ladder
Failing to properly train workers on ladder safety
Using metal ladders around electricity
Ladder falls also occur when people, equipment, or vehicles collide with ladders and throw them off-balance.
Third-Parties May be Liable for Ladder-Related Injuries
Although ladder accidents on construction sites are commonly caused by employer negligence, third parties could be liable for your injuries as well. Ladder manufacturers, retailers, and property owners are parties who can be held accountable for these types of accidents. We’ll investigate to identify all potentially liable parties with the goal of making sure you receive maximum compensation for your present and future injuries.
Call Us Today if You've Been Injured in a Fall at Work
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a ladder fall at a construction site, please contact the lawyers at Basch & Keegan LLP. Your consultation is free, and we’ll come to your home or hospital room if you’re recovering from an injury and can’t make it to our Kingston office.
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