Brooklyn Ladder Fall Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyers in Brooklyn Representing the Rights of Ladder Fall Victims
Falling from a ladder on a construction site can obviously result in serious injuries and damages for the worker. Construction workers who paint and repair high ceilings or who work on tall outdoor buildings are especially susceptible to fall injuries.
A serious fall can leave a construction worker completely debilitated and could prevent him or her from working for a long period of time into the future. The worker may need to undergo surgery or other significant medical treatment. In the worst case scenario, the worker may even need to change professions if he or she suffers a permanent disability.
The Worker’s Compensation System in New York protects individuals who suffer from falls while they are on the job. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while on the job, you should call the experienced Brooklyn ladder fall accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman to discuss how we may be able to help. Our lawyers have more than 80 years of experience litigating workers’ compensation cases and are ready to assist you with your case today.
Types of Ladder Fall Injuries
When workers fall from a high ladder, the injuries that they sustain can be debilitating and permanent. In some instances, they may require a lifetime of care and treatment. These injuries might include soft tissue injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic head injuries.
Our legal team can review how you sustained your injury and determine if you are eligible to file a claim.
Legal Bases for Recovery
In order to file a workers’ compensation claim in an accident arising out of a ladder injury, you must have been working on the job and while in the scope of your employment. However, it is not necessary to establish fault on the part of your employer. The fact that you were working on the job is typically sufficient to establish a claim.
As part of your Brooklyn workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to recover benefits for medical expenses, a portion of your lost wages, permanent or temporary disability, and other recovery arising out of the accident.
In other cases, you might be able to file a negligence lawsuit against your employer – or against the manufacturer of the ladder – if you can claim that your employer failed to maintain the equipment, or that the ladder manufacturer was negligent or careless. In those cases, you may be able to recover compensation for your lost income and earnings, medical costs, inconvenience, loss of use, pain, and suffering.
Talk to a Brooklyn Ladder Fall Accident Lawyer Today for More Information
Filing a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim after a workplace injury can be a complicated matter. The experienced attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman file these claims on a regular basis. Our legal team knows how to negotiate with insurance companies in order to obtain the best result possible for you. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Brooklyn ladder fall accident lawyer, please call us at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online today.