Ladder Falls Injuries – A Construction Site Accident Attorney Can Help
A construction site is a dangerous place to work. Construction workers are more likely to die or suffer an injury on the job than in most other occupations. According to a study of construction site accidents, construction workers have a one in 200 chance of dying on the job – a number that is five times higher than what the government calls a significant risk of death at work.
Ladder falls are the main source of construction site death and injury. The accidents are even higher in residential construction.
In residential construction, workers often use ladders on sloped roofs and other uneven surfaces that are a number of feet in the air. They also often work close to edges of elevated surfaces. The situation becomes more dangerous if the worker is not using safety equipment, such as a harness.
Ladder falls on construction sites may result in paralysis, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, amputation, and broken bones.
No matter the result, all construction workers should have as safe a work environment as possible.
If you suffered injuries from a ladder fall on a construction site you may be able to claim compensation. The injured person, or a person related to the injured person, can claim compensation with the help of an experienced construction site accident attorney.
The construction site lawyers at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C . can help with your personal injury claim.
Call: 914-357-8911/718-619-4215 for a free consultation.