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Ladder Accidents

New York Ladder Accident Lawyer

Various types of ladders are found on every construction site to help workers carry out specific tasks at heights. However, when ladders are used incorrectly, or they are not properly maintained, accidents can arise leading to life-changing injuries or fatality. Despite the known risks of harm in connection with ladder use, some site owners and contractors fail to follow state and federal safety guidelines. In fact, ladder safety issues are among OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited violations.

If you have been injured in a ladder accident on a construction site or lost a loved one due to a ladder fall at work, you may be entitled to compensation. The New York construction site accident lawyers at Dearie Law Firm, P.C. provide unyielding advocacy to injured workers and families who have lost loved ones in construction site ladder accidents to help ensure they recover the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.  

High-Quality Legal Representation for New York Ladder Accidents

Falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of construction worker injury and fatality — and unfortunately, many of these accidents may have been prevented by ensuring proper safety measures were in place. Whether you use a portable ladder, an extension ladder, a platform ladder, a step ladder, or any other type of ladder to perform your work, specific safety precautions must be taken and adequate training must be provided.

Common reasons for ladder accidents on construction sites can include:

  • Broken steps
  • Poor maintenance
  • Exceeding the weight capacity
  • Failure to secure the ladder
  • Worn or damaged ladders
  • Insufficient safety inspection
  • Improper training
  • Failure to provide fall protection

In addition to the federal OSHA guidelines concerning worksite safety, New York State has specific laws in place that are meant to protect construction workers from height-related accidents, including those involving ladders. Importantly, New York Labor Law § 240(1) imposes strict liability on owners and general contractors who fail to provide workers with fall protection gear and adequate safety devices while working at heights.  

Our lawyers have a vast amount of experience negotiating and litigating construction site ladder accidents. Taking a comprehensive and strategic approach, we will skillfully investigate your claim and vigorously advocate on your behalf to achieve a successful outcome in your case.

Aggressive Advocacy for Injured Construction Workers

Ladder accident injuries can be catastrophic and require extensive medical treatment. Construction workers who have fallen from ladders on a job site may sustain fractures, lacerations, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, concussion, paralysis, and various other injuries. In severe cases, a ladder fall can cause permanent disability or fatality.

Workers’ Compensation benefits cover up to a certain amount of medical expenses and lost wages to help ease an injured worker’s financial hardship after an accident. However, it is rarely enough to cover the full extent of your economic and non-economic losses. If a third-party other than your employer — such as an owner or contractor — is to blame for the dangerous condition that caused your ladder accident, you may be able to recover your damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

In a personal injury action, you may be entitled to monetary recovery for the unreimbursed medical expenses, lost earnings, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering associated with your injuries. Additionally, families who lost loved ones in a ladder accident on a construction site may be eligible to receive compensation to help relieve the economic burden they might be facing.

At The Dearie Law Firm, P.C., we know that a ladder accident can have a devastating impact on you and your family. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing effective counsel to help ensure the negligent party is held accountable for your injuries — and you recover the monetary compensation you deserve.

Contact a Knowledgeable New York Ladder Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a ladder accident on a construction site, it’s critical to ensure your legal rights are protected and you receive the monetary recovery to which you are entitled. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has provided reliable representation for injured construction workers and their families for more than 30 years. With extensive knowledge of worksite safety regulations, we are committed to obtaining the maximum compensation available for your injuries.    

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has offices conveniently located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland County, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. Contact us for a consultation.