Call Today for a FREE Confidential Case Review - Toll-Free 24/7 (866) 920-0753

Ladder Fall Lawsuit

Ladder Fall Lawsuit

On-the-job ladder falls cause thousands of preventable workplace injuries and death every year. In some cases, employers can be held liable for failing to properly train employees or provide a safe working environment.

What You Can Do & How a Ladder Fall Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting ladder fall induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a ladder fall work accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Personal Injury Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Workplace Ladder Falls

Ladder falls are a persistent occupational safety hazard across many industries. Federal law requires companies to take reasonable steps to prevent ladder falls. Even so, a low safety culture and unsafe practices in many industries contributes to a steady rate of fall injuries every year.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), many of these incidents could be prevented:

“Circumstances associated with fall incidents in the work environment frequently involve slippery, cluttered, or unstable walking/working surfaces; unprotected edges; floor holes and wall openings; unsafely positioned ladders; and misused fall protection.”

How Many Workplace Ladder Falls Happen Every Year?

Statistics on workplace ladder falls in 2011 were published by the CDC in a report in April 2014. Work-related ladder falls were responsible for 113 deaths, 15,500 injuries that resulted in at least one day off work, and 34,000 non-fatal injuries that were treated in a hospital emergency room.

Risk-Factors

Men, older employees, and Hispanic workers are most likely to fall off a ladder because they are more likely to be on a ladder in the first place. Deadly falls are most common in industries like construction, mining, installation, maintenance, and repair. Non-fatal falls are most common in retail and wholesale industries.

Prevention

  • Keep three points of contact (i.e., two feet and one hand) on the ladder.
  • Don’t lean too far away from the ladder.
  • Minimize use of the ladder by doing as much work as possible on the ground.
  • Use aerial lifts instead of a ladder when possible.
  • Check safety features before using the ladder.
  • Lock spreaders in horizontal position.
  • Choose the location carefully; only use a ladder on a safe, even surface.
  • Train workers on how to safely use a ladder.
  • Wear a helmet, safety harness, or other safety equipment.

Do I have a Ladder Fall Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting ladder fall induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a ladder fall work accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Personal Injury Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.

Free Case Evaluation

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s law firms and handles cases in all 50 states. We are very proud of our legal achievements, but equally self-respecting of our firms reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client we represent.

No matter what type of case you have, you may contact us with confidence by filling out the email contact form below or calling us directly by dialing toll free 24 hrs/day (866) 920-0753.

*
*
*