Queens Ladder Fall Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys in Queens Protecting Victims’ Rights after Construction Site Accidents
Construction jobs oftentimes require employees to work on high ladders in order to perform their job duties. When a construction worker falls from a ladder, serious injuries can result, not to mention long-term medical treatment, costs, and rehabilitation.
Ladder falls can produce traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord and back injuries, paralysis, and serious fractures. If you or someone you care about was injured on the job after falling from a ladder, you may be eligible to seek recovery in the form of money damages.
The Queens ladder fall injury lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman have been representing injured workers for more than 80 years in the State of New York. Our skilled legal team can assist you with your case and fight for your right to compensation today.
Injuries on the Job
If you fell from a ladder while you were on the job, and while you were working within the scope of your employment, you may have a valid claim for workers’ compensation. As part of your claim, you might be eligible to recover all of your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. You may also be entitled to a variety of benefits, including temporary and permanent disability benefits, depending upon your circumstances.
If you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and your claim is initially denied, our experienced legal team may be able to help you appeal that denial in some instances.
Defective Ladders and other Equipment
Sometimes, equipment on construction sites, including ladders, is defective, resulting in workers suffering serious injuries. In the case of ladders, the equipment may not be properly constructed, or it may not be regularly maintained or inspected in the proper manner.
In those instances, depending upon the circumstances, the ladder fall victim could file a personal injury claim against the employer for failing to properly maintain equipment at the job site. Similarly, if the ladder defect was caused by the manufacturer, the injured worker may have a product liability claim to raise.
Our knowledgeable legal team can determine which type of claim or claims may be applicable to the facts of your case. We can then pursue those claims on your behalf with the end goal of getting you properly compensated.
Call a Queens Ladder Fall Injury Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you are injured in a ladder fall accident, time may be of the essence. The first thing you should do following your accident is to seek medical treatment. You may need to consult with your employer about which healthcare provider you should seek medical treatment from.
The second thing you should do is to contact a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer in Queens. The knowledgeable lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman may be able to assist you with filing a claim and helping you recover compensation.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Queens ladder fall injury lawyer, please call us at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online today.