Injuries Involving Ladders

There are several different types of ladders that could be used. For example, there are step ladders, step stools, platform ladders, extension ladders, attic ladders, folding ladders, and fixed ladders. Each type of ladder has a specific task that they assist people with doing. But, if not used properly, it could lead to extensive injuries. 

Ladder injuries can be difficult to prove, especially when trying to show how a specific party is responsible for your injuries. You need a highly qualified Sacramento ladder attorney to make sure that you get the compensation you need.

Could I file a lawsuit for my ladder injuries in Sacramento?

If another party was responsible for your ladder injuries, you have the right to file a lawsuit and hold the other party accountable, while seeking compensation. Ladder injury attorneys must be well-versed in local Sacramento laws, along with state laws and regulations.

How common are ladder injuries?

Ladder injuries are very common, especially among people in their homes using their very own ladders. Besides in residences, construction sites are also very common locations where ladder injuries are likely to occur. Construction sites could be very dangerous, especially with inexperienced and untrained employees.

Injuries from ladder accidents

A fall from a ladder could lead to several different types of injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the above injuries after using the ladder, you may have the right to seek recovery. Give us a call today to discuss the specific details and facts of your case, and to see how you could get compensated by holding another party negligent.

How can our Sacramento ladder injury attorneys help you?

An experienced Sacramento ladder attorney will help your case tremendously since they will take various steps to strengthen your case. For example, our attorneys will:

  • Investigate the circumstances of your ladder injury to hold the correct negligent party responsible
  • File a lawsuit or claim against the responsible parties timely
  • Negotiate with third-party insurance companies to help you get the care you need
  • Work with top rated medical experts to determine the extent of your injuries
  • Work with top rated legal experts to determine the cause of the accident

Unsafe Workplace Conditions

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are around 150,000 in emergency room visits each year in the country because of ladder-related injuries. ladder-related injuries are one of the most common types of injuries associated with the workplace. In fact, several employers have violated ladder safety and standards that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created.

 If you have been injured while on the job because of later related injuries, you have the right to recover workers compensation benefits. Our Sacramento workers compensation attorneys have decades of experience representing victims who have been injured from unsafe work environments. Workplace injuries could lead to severe permanent disabilities that could impact the way an employee works. 

If you have been injured in the workplace, give our top-rated attorneys a call for a free consultation. Workers compensation is a very specific type of law that is different from your standard lawsuits. 

Ladder Defects

If your ladder injuries were caused by a defect, you may be able to hold the ladder product manufacturer responsible. ladder product manufacturers have a duty to make sure that the ladders they create are free from any dangerous conditions and defects. Unfortunately, not all ladders are built without defects and could cause serious injuries.

There are several different ways a ladder could have a defect. For example:

  • Lack of warnings: a ladder must always have warnings associated with its use. For example, a ladder should have the maximum weight listed on the side, and be visible to all users. The ladder must also explain how it can be opened and closed.
  • Manufacturing defects: a ladder could have defects when it is manufactured at the time. These manufacturing defects occur at the time of creation and assembly.
  • Design defects: design defects apply to all ladders created under a specific model. For example, a design defect with a ladder could be an improper base that fails to hold the user up.

Product liability lawsuits are very specific. They require the accident victim to assert how the defect occurred, what the defect is, and how the defect caused substantial injuries. This takes a highly qualified Sacramento attorney to look into the circumstances to determine exactly what the defect is. If the defect is not properly proven, then the accident victim will lose their product liability lawsuit.

What if I was also responsible for my ladder injuries?

If you were partially responsible for your ladder injuries, you could still recover compensation. California’s comparative negligence laws allow accident victims to recover compensation even if they were partially responsible for their injuries. Comparative negligence allows accident victims to continue to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. But, the compensation they receive is reduced by the amount of liability. This means that if they are partially responsible, such as 40%, they could only receive 60% of their compensation.

Examples of how a party might be responsible for their own injuries are when they place a ladder incorrectly. Ladders should be placed on the ground evenly and should have a firm and sturdy base. If the ladder is not placed evenly, it could get stretched, and the person climbing the ladder could fall. Another way in which an accident victim could be responsible for their own injuries is when they use an old ladder that shows signs of breaking down.

How much does a ladder injury attorney cost in Sacramento?

After suffering a ladder injury, you may not have the financial means readily available to hire an attorney. That is when our attorneys will step in and make sure that you get the care. Our attorneys work through contingency fee agreements without you having to worry about paying for our attorneys. This means we take no fees unless we win recovery for you. For more information on how our contingency fee agreements work, we recommend that you call our experienced legal staff.

Wrongful Death Ladder Injuries

If you have lost a loved one to ladder injuries, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A family member steps into the shoes of the ladder injury accident victim and files a lawsuit against the negligent party. Wrongful death is a very specific type of lawsuit that applies to fatalities. Family members could recover a variety of compensation, including lost wages, loss of income, loss of consortium, and funeral expenses. 

Contact our personal injury attorneys for more information on how we can help you get the care you need

Our top-rated Sacramento firm can help you get the care you need for your specific ladder injury case. Call us today to schedule a one-on-one and to discuss your specific case.