Ladder Injury Attorney

Ladder injuries are a lot more common than you think in California. Although sometimes ladder injuries are caused by the person on the ladder themselves, sometimes, it could be another party responsible.

If you or a loved one have been injured on a ladder because another party was negligent, call our attorneys. Sometimes, many people do not even know that they have the right to file a lawsuit against another party in the event that they have fallen off a ladder. The most common circumstance where a ladder injury lawsuit is possible is when the ladder had a defect at the time of the fall.

Defects are somewhat difficult to prove, so we recommend that you speak to our product liability attorneys to see how you can hold the liable party responsible for your injuries.

Our attorneys are on your side and available 24/7 to listen to your claims in our free no risk consultations.

California Ladder Injury Statistics

According to the CDC, there are more than 500,000 people in the United States that are treated for ladder related injuries.

  • 300 people die every year from ladder related injuries.
  • The cost of ladder related injuries is estimated to be around 24 billion dollars. This includes the cost of work loss, medical bills, legal bills, and pain and suffering expenses.
  • 97% of ladder injuries are caused at home or on farms
  • 50% of all ladder accidents were caused by individuals who carried items on the ladder
  • Work-related falls were especially common in latter injury fatalities
  • Ladder injuries almost rose 27% within the last 15 years
  • Ladder injuries have a very high likelihood of hospital admission due to the severe injuries it may cause

What kind of compensation could I receive for a ladder injury lawsuit?

The different types of compensation you could receive for your ladder injury lawsuit depends on the accident. For example, those who have sustained disabilities may have higher compensation compared to someone who may have sustained a minor injury and has recovered. Examples of compensation include:

  • Medical bills
  • Surgery
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of society
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Past lost wages
  • Future lost wages

Who could be held responsible for my ladder injury accident?

The at fault party is known as the defendant. The defendant is the party that defends himself against the injured victim’s lawsuit. Examples of potential defendants in a ladder injury lawsuit include:

  • The ladder manufacturer
  • The ladder retailer 
  • The construction company
  • The employer
  • The employee
  • The property owner
  • The property occupier (tenant) 
  • The property management company
  • The third party who acted negligently
  • The contractor

What is a Product Liability Lawsuit?

If you have been injured from a defective ladder, you may be able to seek compensation from the ladder manufacturer or the ladder retailer due to the defect. Consult with our defective product lawyers to see if you qualify.

But, in a product liability lawsuit, you must show that the ladder had a defect. the defect could be:

  •  a manufacturing defect
  •  a design defect
  •  a failure to warn defect

What causes ladder injuries?

  • Workplace injuries
  • Accidents while working on the roof
  • Defective ladders
  • Lack of supervision
  • Unsecured ladders
  • Improper ladder placement 
  • Poor quality ladders
  • Short ladders
  • Inadequate warnings
  • Inadequate training 
  • Poor weather
  • Negligence by third-party
  • Construction site accidents
  • Home accidents

Ladder injuries could occur almost anywhere, with the most common injuries occurring at home.

How to Prove a Ladder Accident Lawsuit

Most ladder accident lawsuits in California and Nevada are based on a negligence theory of liability. This means that the plaintiff, also known as the ladder accident injured victim will have to show that the at fault party:

  • Had a duty to the plaintiff to act in a reasonably safe manner. This is also referred to as the duty of care.
  • Failed to act within that duty, and breached that duty
  • The breach caused the plaintiff to sustain injuries
  • The plaintiff now suffers damages as a result of the injuries

Premises Liability and Ladder Accident Lawsuits

Other than negligence lawsuits or product liability lawsuits, you may also have a claim against the landowner for premises liability. Premises liability is the legal theory used to hold the landowner or property manager responsible for failing to repair any hazardous or dangerous conditions on their property. 

For example, if you were injured on another person’s ladder, and the property owner knew of the ladder’s poor condition, you may be able to hold the landowner liable for your injuries.

Ladder Accident Injuries

Letter accident injuries could result in very catastrophic and severe injuries. Examples include:

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Ladder Accidents

If your loved one has passed away due to a ladder accident, you may hold the at fault party liable under a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim brought by the decedent’s family members against the negligent party for compensation. This means that the family members stand in the decedent’s shoes to recover compensation such as medical bills and lost wages.

Other than the decedent’s compensation, d family members are also able to seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses.

Who was responsible for my ladder accident?

It is very important that you hire an experienced construction accident attorney immediately to gather as much evidence as possible to determine who the potential liable party is for your ladder accident. Because there could be several parties involved, ladder accident lawsuits could get very complex. Contact our California and Nevada ladder accident attorneys today to determine the at fault parties.

What if I was injured in a ladder accident at work?

If you were injured while on the job, you may be able to file a worker’s compensation claim at work. For example, if you fell off a ladder during the scope of your employment while working for your employer, you must let your employer know about the accident that occurred in order to seek workers compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits include any lost wages, along with any temporary or permanent disability benefits. For more information, contact our top-rated workers compensation attorneys today. It is important to note that workers compensation claims are almost always only limited to medical expenses.

How much is my ladder accident lawsuit worth?

Each ladder accident differs depending on the injuries that have been suffered. For more information on how much your potential letter accident lawsuit could be worth, contact our top-rated ladder accident attorneys today for a free no risk consultation.

What if I was also at fault for my ladder injury?

California and Nevada have laws that could limit the amount of compensation you could receive for your ladder accident injuries. However, even if you were still partially liable, you still are able to file a claim for any injuries suffered.

Each ladder accident is different from one another, that is why we recommend that you contact us for a free one-on-one consultation with our highly qualified attorneys.

Our personal injury attorneys are readily available to take on your claims, and are conveniently located and serve clients in all cities California and Nevada, including Riverside, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Irvine, Las Vegas, Henderson, Los Angeles, etc. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.