A fall from a ladder is just one of the many kinds of workplace fall accidents. Falls from scaffolds and roofs are also common. In addition, ladder accidents and falls do occur at home. For example, a homeowner may rent a ladder from a rental company and have an accident. Whether at home or at work, falls from ladders commonly result in severe injuries.
There are many different types of ladders. Extension ladders and trestle ladders are just some of the many kinds of ladders. Common reasons for ladder accidents include:
- ladder collapse,
- failure of ladder jacks, and
- failure of ladder component parts, such as faulty screws or hinges.
Potential Claims in a Ladder Accident Lawsuit
Generally, in a ladder accident which occurs in Pennsylvania, there are two types of defendants: workplace defendants and product manufacturers. General or prime contractors as well as subcontractors are examples of workplace defendants who may be liable in a ladder accident case. Read more about who can be held liable for a workplace ladder accident. In the case of a defective ladder, the ladder manufacturer or ladder rental company may be liable for a defective condition which led to the accident.
Financial Recovery in a Ladder Accident Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
In situations where a ladder accident results in serious injury, the person may be able to obtain financial recovery for lost wages, medical bills, as well as pain and suffering damages. In cases of severe injury, claims for future lost wages and future medical bills may be made.
For ladder accidents at work, workers’ compensation benefits are not the be-all end-all. Workers, both union and non-union, may be able to make claims in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
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Pennsylvania & New Jersey Ladder Fall Accident Lawyer
At Laffey, Bucci & Kent, our work accident lawyers are passionate about workplace accident safety and injured workers’ rights. To submit your case for review by our New Jersey and Pennsylvania workplace fall accident lawyers, call Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.
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- steel workers,
- iron workers, and
“I just can’t say enough great things about Jeff. He handled everything from start to finish, absolutely beautifully. The main thing with Jeff was he was a straight shooter who always took care of me.” -Frank Gillmore, Union Operating Engineer
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