Bronx Ladder Fall Victims Get Help from Dedicated and Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction work can be very risky, and few jobs on a work site are as perilous as work done at a height. Falls are the leading cause of death on construction sites nationwide, causing approximately 800 worksite deaths in 2015 alone. Ladder accidents are one of the most common sources of fall injuries and can leave workers permanently disabled.
If you’ve been hurt in a ladder accident on the job in New York, you may be entitled not only to Workers’ Compensation, but possibly to money damages through a third party lawsuit. Find out about your right to money damages by calling the dedicated and thorough Bronx construction accident lawyers at the Kohn Law Firm for a consultation after your ladder accident.
Ladder use heavily regulated by federal and state agencies
While safe use of a ladder may seem like common sense, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created numerous regulations and rules on mandatory training that are designed to protect workers from commonly overlooked safe practices when using a ladder. Nevertheless, employers and contractors often neglect these rules and precautions in the name of saving time and money, putting workers’ safety at risk. Likewise, New York imposes some of the toughest penalties in the country on property owners and contractors who allow their workers to be injured in fall accidents. Nevertheless, fatality rates on New York City construction sites continue to rise.
Many common ladder accidents stem from misuse of ladders and overlooked safety regulations, including:
- Ladder falls resulting from ladder use on loose or uneven surfaces
- Collapse resulting from use of a ladder beyond its prescribed height limit
- Excessive weight being loaded on a ladder, causing it to collapse
- Ladder slippage resulting from use of a ladder without stabilizing ground support from an additional worker
- Fall injuries caused by use of an excessively worn or rusted ladder
Serious injuries stem from ladder accidents
Since ladder accidents often cause falls from a substantial height, workers can receive debilitating, even fatal, injuries from ladder accidents. Workers can suffer from broken wrists or arms from attempting to catch themselves in a fall, traumatic brain injuries or skull fractures, paralysis from broken bones in the neck or spine, lacerations, and fatal injuries.
Call our Office for Immediate Help after a Bronx Ladder Injury
If you’ve been injured in a New York ladder accident, make sure you’re fully compensated for the medical expenses, time off work, and pain and suffering you experience by contacting the dedicated and aggressive Bronx construction accident lawyers at the Kohn Law Firm for assistance, at 718-409-1200.