Ladder Fall Accident
Whether you work for a Long Beach construction company, enjoy doing repairs around your home, or do another job that requires a ladder, it’s important to be prepared in case of an accident. Ladder fall accidents can be incredibly dangerous, resulting in major injuries and incredibly expensive medical bills. And the unfortunate reality is that despite your best efforts, it is often incredibly difficult to recover compensation for expenses from insurance companies. In some cases, it is crucial to work with a personal injury lawyer in order to be fairly compensated. While it should never be the case that you receive less compensation than you are entitled to, if you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. Our experienced team will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.Common Ladder Fall Accidents
It is no surprise that ladder falls are most commonly seen in the construction industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that more than 24,000 ladder injuries as well as 36 deaths happen each year in the construction industry.
An analysis of the numbers showed that nearly 20 percent of ladders that caused these accidents were improperly maintained or defective, while over 50 percent of ladders that caused accidents broke during use. In addition, 66 percent of all construction workers had not been trained to recognize ladder defects and in 50 to 60 percent of cases, the ladder was not properly secured at the top or bottom.
These statistics show that ladder accidents happen for a variety of reasons, from individuals not taking proper safety measures to negligence on the part of employers and manufacturers. If you fell from a ladder and were not responsible for your accident, it is essential that the responsible party is brought to justice and that you are compensated for medical bills, missed work, lost wages, rehabilitation, and other losses caused by the accident.
The best way to ensure that you will be compensated fully is by working with a Long Beach premises liability lawyer. As an experienced Long Beach firm, the accident lawyers at Jamal Injury Law P.C. have dealt with many ladder fall accident cases and are committed to helping local residents get the justice they deserve.Accident Prevention
While using ladders is unavoidable, especially if it’s part of your job, there are many ways to make them safer and prevent accidents. As a worker, make sure you have been properly trained by your employer to identify common defects and to know what kind of ladder to use for each specific job.
Always inspect a ladder before you use it, examining it for cracks, missing screws, or worn or broken parts. In addition, make sure the ladder is the proper height and weight for the job at hand and that it is built to hold the amount of weight it will be required to hold. Finally, always secure the top and bottom of the ladder to make sure it remains stable.Common Ladder Injuries
Any time you fall from a high place, the potential for serious injury is incredibly high. Most ladder injuries are related to the severe impact of the fall. Other times, they occur when the person on the ladder is hit by an object or suffers from an electrical injury.
Ladder falls can result in sprains, fractures, and back and neck injuries as well as musculoskeletal injuries. In more serious accidents, the result may be a traumatic brain injury, concussion, or even death.
Even a relatively minor injury can result in expensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and time off work while you recover. All of these costs, when combined, can create a serious financial burden for you and your family. The best Long Beach personal injury lawyers, like those at Jamal Injury Law P.C., will determine who is responsible for your accident, thoroughly explain your rights, and fight to ensure that you are fairly compensated for all of your losses.Let Us Fight for Your Rights
If you have been injured in a ladder fall in Long Beach, it is essential that you contact a lawyer right away. There are statutes of limitations for these cases, so it is best to get your case underway as soon as possible. If you are unsure whether you have a case, it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer during a consultation. Consultations are typically free and can give you a sense of your legal rights as well as the compensation you may be entitled to.
If you need help, get in touch with our experienced Long Beach accident attorneys today at 704-907-1021.