Ladder accidents are all too common and canhave different causes. Many painters, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, and construction workers are injured each year due to accidents involving defective, broken, or improperly placed ladders. Has your ladder fallen? Before your accident did you feel your ladder shift from side to side? Maybe the surface your ladder was placed on was not level and caused the ladder to tip over. Were you given a ladder where the rubber feet were worn out or the spreaders unable to lock?All the answers to these questions may prove important if you are involved in a ladder accident and are seeking money damages for personal injuries, pain and suffering, and disability. Falls from ladders are one of the most common types of construction accidents. Owners, and contractors in New York have the duty to make sure that their workers are protected from injuries due to falls from unsafe ladders, scaffolds, or injuries from falling objects such as materials and equipment. (There are certain exceptions).
If you have been injured in a ladder accident while performing construction, painting, plumbing, repairs or related types of work you should speak with an experienced accident attorney, to find out whether you are entitledto monetary compensation for your injuries. While Workers’ Compensation will pay for medical bills and lost wages, you may also be entitled to a separate law suit to recover money damages for personal injuries.
At the law offices of Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we offer more than 25 years of legalexperience to accident victims that have been injured in ladder accidents, construction site accidents or injured in certain building related activities. We have recovered over $250 Million Dollars in Settlements & Verdicts for our clients. In 2016 we were listed in the New York Law Journal, Top Settlements of New York, for having the highest reported settlement in a construction related, work accident, case of $7.5 Million Dollars. We have many other multi-million dollar results for accidents victims including:
- $18 Million Dollar verdict for carpenter who fell from a scaffold;
- $6.6 Million Dollar settlement for welder that fell from a makeshift scaffold;
- $6 Million Dollar settlement for worker that fell from ladder;
- $5.6 Million Dollar settlement for a plumber hit by a falling door frame;
Claims involving falls from ladders are based upon New York Labor Law Section 240(1). This law states that owners and contractors must make sure that any safety device – such as a ladder – is properly “constructed, placed, and operated as to give proper protection to a person so employed.”
Our personal injury law firm serves clients throughout New York City’s five boroughs (the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island), Westchester County, and Long Island’s Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
If you have been injured in a ladder accident contact us at 718- 993-9999 or send us an e-mail to schedule your FREE consultation. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis so there is no upfront cost to you. We only get paid when the liable defendants settle your case, or we win money damages at trial.
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