Construction workers are not the only people at risk of ladder accidents. Ladders are a common tool used throughout many industries such as farming and agriculture, mining, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, repair, and cleaning. Even within an office setting, it is possible to suffer injuries from a ladder accident.
Ladder Accident Injuries
A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) characterizes ladder fall injuries as representing “a substantial health burden of preventable injuries for workers.” Possible injuries from a ladder accident include:
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back injuries, including spinal cord injury
Serious ladder accidents can leave workers severely disabled or can even result in fatal injuries. If you have been injured in a work-related ladder accident, it is advisable to consult with an experienced Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer about your legal options. You may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits which can provide you with compensation for medical expenses including hospital treatment and prescription medications and wage loss benefits. Families who have lost a loved one can receive death benefits. If the accident was due to a structural defect in the ladder itself, additional damages may be recovered through a third-party claim.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP Advocate on Behalf of Injured Workers Involved in Ladder Accidents
At Gross & Kenny, LLP, our practice is focused solely on the needs of injured workers and their families. If you are filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers will make sure you and your family receive the maximum allowable benefits for your case. An initial consultation is free of charge, so call us today at 215-512-1500 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Center City offices.