Construction sites are among the most dangerous work environments, with falls being the leading cause of death.
Ladder falls are often the result of an improperly placed ladder, the wrong ladder used for a job, insufficient training, code violations on worksite, improper fall protection and a lack of safety gear. Common injuries include:
- Head injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back and spinal injury
- Broken bones
What to Do If You or Someone You Love Was Injured in a Construction Site Ladder Fall
If you or someone in your family was involved in a ladder fall on a construction site, it is important to get immediate medical attention. It is also essential that the accident causes are investigated as soon as possible to preserve evidence and while possible witnesses’ memories are fresh. Our experienced construction accident lawyers investigate all avenues to determine who is at fault and will help document all medical and related expenses. Construction sites usually have a number of parties involved—including property owners, contractors, and sub-contractors—and you may be entitled to collect damages beyond worker’s compensation if another party is involved.
Determining liability and uncovering evidence to prove your case is a complex process, but one we have accomplished time and again in our 25 years of experience. New York City and state labor laws provide clear and wide protections for construction site and workplace accident cases involving falls from scaffolding.
To find out more about your Long Island ladder fall accident and what we can do for you, contact our construction site accident lawyers for a free consultation. We’ll sit down with you—no obligation, no fees—to discuss your case, answer any questions and explain what you can expect from the legal process.
If you are an undocumented construction worker and you are injured in a ladder fall, or any other construction site accident, you have rights. Call us for more information or download our free resources:
- 8 Questions You May Have as an Undocumented Worker
- 8 Preguntas que podría tener como trabajador indocumentado