Experienced Ladder Accident Lawyers Serving the Hudson Valley
According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), falls are the top cause of fatal injuries on the job. Ladders can be found on every job site big or small – and are in fact required by OSHA to be present on construction sites – and are a common source of fall injury. Even when used properly by workers, ladders can fail and leave workers with enormous physical pain and mountains of medical expenses. If you’ve been injured after a ladder fall in New York, you may have a right to money damages beyond those owed to you by Workers’ Compensation, which isn’t always enough to cover all your expenses after a serious accident. Find out if you might benefit from filing a lawsuit after being injured on the job in the Hudson Valley by contacting the experienced construction accident lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello.
There are a number of reasons that ladders can fall and cause serious –even fatal – injuries among workers. These include:
- Placement of a ladder on an uneven or unstable surface
- Improper use of a ladder outside of its specifications or intended reach
- Placement of ladder on slippery surfaces
- Loading of ladders with excessive weight
- Mechanical failure of ladder, either due to defective design or manufacture, or due to job sites providing a worn-down ladder to workers
Our investigations will help to uncover who is responsible for your serious injuries after a ladder fall accident—whether an employer, property owner, manufacturer, or third-party contractor—so that we can help you file a claim against those parties who are most responsible. OSHA has created a number of regulations governing the placement and use of ladders, and safety equipment that should be provided to prevent serious falls. If job sites are not in compliance and a third party is found to be responsible for these safety lapses, then a claim filed in court for your losses may be necessary to ensure you get the money you deserve. Our lawyers will help you obtain compensation for the various types of losses and injuries you’ve suffered after a ladder fall at work, including money paid for doctors’ visits, time off work, and pain and suffering.
Seek knowledgeable, compassionate, and determined legal help after you’re hurt on the job in New York. Contact the Hudson Valley ladder fall attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a free consultation on your case, at 845-236-4411 (Marlboro), or 845-331-4100 (Kingston).