New York City ladder Accident Lawyers
A reputation for success securing maximum compensation for injured ladder accident victims
The New York City ladder accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C have recovered some of the largest settlements and verdicts in New York City. Our top-rated team of skilled NYC accident attorneys have more than 80 combined years’ experience and we aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients who have suffered an injury in an accident due to the negligence of another. We have secured many multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who sustained injury in ladder falls. A few of those include:
$14.5 million for a ladder fall
$14.5 million for our client, a construction worker, who sustained a fall of 15 feet when the ladder he was standing on slipped out during construction work and resulted in injuries to his heels and surgery to both lower legs.
$3 million for an unsecured ladder
Our client fell from an unsecured ladder. This resulted in multiple fracture dislocations to his foot and necessitated three separate surgeries. Our ladder accident attorneys obtained $3 million for our client for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
$3 million for a ladder fall
$3 million for our client, a roofer, who suffered a ladder fall and fractured his leg, requiring four surgeries.
$2.5 million for a ladder fall
When our client fell from a ladder at a worksite and fractured his femur and injured his back, our ladder accident lawyers secured $2.5 million for his injuries.
Our attorneys bring proven trial experience to every case and our results and achievements have been recognized by numerous national awards and commendations. Our NYC accident lawyers have secured more than $800 million in compensation for people injured due to the negligence of others. Recently, a Brooklyn jury awarded a $43 million dollar verdict to our client who was the victim of a fall. When our client was awarded a $ 20 million dollar verdict after being struck by a bus, the large amount of compensation was recognized as the 5th largest verdict to date by the New York Law Journal Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame.
OSHA safety standards for portable ladders
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from portable ladders – including straight, step, extension and combination ladders -- are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that ladders are involved in 81% of fatal falls by construction workers. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C in New York City, our injury attorneys recognize the risks facing construction workers daily and the critical importance of following established safety standards. Our skilled construction accident attorneys fight for maximum compensation for our clients who have been injured in ladder accidents.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes safety standards to ensure worker safety, with specific requirements for portable ladders. These include guidelines for:
- Other requirements
OSHA standards are recognized throughout the industry as the gold standard for safety. Failure to adhere to posted or published safety guidelines can be constituted as negligence, and serve as grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
New York’s labor laws protect workers
New York State labor laws were designed to protect workers from sustaining workplace injury. Specifically:
- Labor Law Section 200 – specifies that owners and contractors are required to adopt measures that provide safe workplaces and protect employees
- Labor Law Section 240 – this is commonly known as the “scaffold law” and it protects the rights of workers if they have been injured in a high fall or if they have been struck by a falling object
- Labor Law Section 241 – requires that, at a work site, specific safety measures must be adhered to and safety equipment must be provided
We protect your rights and your financial future
If you have been injured in ladder accident, you may be contacted by the negligent party’s insurance company in the days and weeks following your accident. The insurance company may want to ask you questions regarding the accident and may offer you a settlement. It is important to understand that insurance companies are guided by what is in their best interests, not yours. And they may seek to take advantage of your vulnerable state at this time. It is best to consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney regarding your accident and personal injury claim. The experienced accident attorneys at the Lipsig Law Firm protect the rights of accident victims and advocate on behalf of our clients.
Ladder fall accidents and personal injury claims
Negligence is at the core of all personal injury claims. In the construction industry, there are laws in place to protect workers from suffering injury. And when these laws are violated, or the established safety guidelines are not followed, this constitutes negligent behavior. In filing a personal injury claim for a construction accident injury, such as a ladder fall, the injured victim may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering that are a result of the accident.
What are the time limits for filing a personal injury claim in New York?
Every state has legal time limits for filing civil claims in the court system, known as the statute of limitations. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the time of the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a ladder accident or another type of construction accident because your employer or someone else was negligent and you are considering filing a personal injury claim, then it is important to heed this deadline. If you do not file your claim within three years of your accident, then your case will not be heard in court. Furthermore, you forgo the opportunity to recover any compensation for your injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a ladder accident, contact us today. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve
Construction work itself is a risky business, with the use of powerful machinery and heavy equipment, and the amount of work that is performed at high elevations or on portable ladders. When you have been injured in a ladder fall or another type of ladder accident, your injuries can be quite serious, resulting in lengthy recovery, surgery, and mounting medical bills. Let us help. The skilled New York City ladder accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C protect the rights of injured workers and successfully recover the maximum compensation allowed under New York law. All of our construction accident attorneys work on a contingency basis so that you do not pay us anything until we win your case. If you have questions regarding your ladder accident injuries and whether you have sufficient grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, contact a member of our team to arrange for a confidential consultation at 718-395-4669 or online.