Fall from Ladder Injuries at NY Construction Sites
We Help Construction Workers Recover from Catastrophic Work Injuries
Construction workers are at an elevated risk of being injured or killed by a fall from a ladder accident on the job. Fall-from-ladder hazards exist in many sectors of the construction industry, including:
- Energy services, electrical installation, maintenance, and repair, heating and cooling, air conditioning (HVAC).
- General construction, joiners, roofing, masonry, carpentry, ironwork, welding, plumbing, and pipefitting, painters, etc.
- General maintenance, repair, and demolition.
- Installation of all types of home and business materials and equipment like drywall, security systems, insultation, windows, fire alarms, and sprinklers.
If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job or a loved one died in a NYC ladder fall, you may be eligible to collect NY Workers’ Compensation benefits. Find out. Contact the construction accident attorneys who New York has trusted for more than 80 years. Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano LLP offers free case consultations to injured workers. At no cost to you, a member of our experienced legal team can answer your work accident-related questions, estimate the value of your claim, and help weigh your options.
Why do construction workers fall off ladders?
Movable ladders are perhaps the deadliest type of ladder, involved in more than half of construction worksite ladder deaths. The potential for instability on a movable ladder increases the risk for injuries.
Other types of ladders often involved in construction site accidents include extension ladders, A-frame, single pole, step, dual purpose, straight, platform ladders, and trestle ladders (aka “double front” ladders).
Construction site ladder falls can typically caused by:
- Defective ladder slips.
- Slip, trip, or fall on platform.
- Losing balance due to the ladder or worker being struck by an object.
- Losing balance by employee overextending, for instance to fit a gutter, trim a tree, change a lightbulb, or install a power line.
- Overloading the ladder with supplies or otherwise going over the equipment’s maximum weight.
- Uneven work surfaces or ground that destabilize a ladder at its base.
- Wet or cold weather that can make rungs slippery.
Common types of fall-from-ladder injuries
Common injuries from falling off ladders at work include:
- Fractured leg.
- Fractures to one or both ankles.
- Multiple cuts, contusions, and abrasions.
- Finger amputation.
- Fractured elbow.
- Fractured spine or back.
- Head injury and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) like concussions, hemorrhages, and skull fracture.
- Broken knee.
- Fractured hip.
Getting and staying on worker’s comp isn’t always easy. The workers’ comp system rejects claims and frequently undervalues workers' wages and medical expenses to reduce weekly compensation. And workers are often pressured to give up benefits and return to the job before they are fully healed. Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano LLP can protect your right to heal before returning to work and demand the resources necessary for your recovery.
Depending on the circumstances, you may also have a third-party claim against a negligent party, such as a subcontractor or the manufacturer of a defective ladder. We will investigate all your legal options and pursue maximum compensation.
We are the legal team you can trust when you’ve been hurt on the job
Our NYC ladder accident lawyers have recovered billions of dollars for more than 100,000 work accident victims across the city – The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and surrounding communities.
If you are a construction worker injured in a fall from a ladder at work in New York City, contact us for a free case consultation to learn more about your workers’ compensation eligibility and the value of your claim. You should know that it costs nothing up-front or out-of-pocket to have our experienced lawyers handle your case. Our NYC workers’ compensation attorneys represent clients on contingency. Our fee is an agreed-upon percentage of the case outcome. That means that if we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Do not delay. There are strict, and short, deadlines you must meet to successfully file for workers’ comp and injury compensation. Contact us to schedule your free case consultation today.