Ladder accidents are common and dangerous accidents which can leave the victim in a critical condition. Such accidents can cause head trauma, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, broken bones and other serious injuries. If you have been injured as a result of a ladder defect contact our offices for a free case evaluation, we can help get you the results you deserve. If you have been injured as a result of a ladder accident at work or because of a defective ladder our offices can help you with your case. We know how difficult and frustrating such circumstances can be and our team is ready to help, contact us today for a free case evaluation and experience the difference at Downtown LA Law.
Work Ladder Accidents
Ladders can be used in industrial settings as well as retail and commercial businesses. When a ladder is used in an industrial setting certain requirements and qualifications must be satisfied which include: 1. Ladders are allowed to be used for window cleaning purposes when no other practical means exist, however this cannot be used when a 40’ ladder extension is required to be used; 2. When an window cleaner is engaged on a ladder over 18’ feet in length then another party must secure the bottom of the ladder properly and with both hands; 3. The ladder must be positioned in a safe and proper manner; 4. Medal ladders shall not be used in an area or in proximity to electrical currents or objects; 5. Ladders are required to be inspected on a daily basis in order to test for defects and those found to be defective must be removed from operation; 6. Ladders must be stored in a proper manner so as to avoid injury upon re-use and or storage; 7. Sectional ladders must be used by no more then one person at a time or with the use of a “ladder jack” or “scaffold plank” so as to avoid injury; 8. Ladders are not to be paced in front of doors unless such doors are locked securely or guarded and cannot be mounted on-top of unstable surfaces to increase height; 9. Employees are not to be permitted to work from the top three sections or rungs of a ladder unless proper safeguards are in place; 10. All ladders must have non-slip bases to avoid slip and falls. If you have been injured as a result of a ladder accident our ladder injury attorneys Los Angeles can help. Industrial and work related ladder injuries are serious and can require special treatment and experts before a settlement is reached.
Types of Ladder Injuries
- Window-cleaning injuries;
- Skyscraper ladder injuries;
- Broken or defective ladder injuries;
- Step ladder injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Severe back injuries;
- Serious neck and shoulder injuries;
- Broken nose;
- Broken hand;
- Broken legs;
- Damaged or ruptured eye socket;
- Mild brain injuries;
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of sight
- Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
Liability for Defective Ladders: Product Liability Lawsuits
Product defects include any product sold by a commercial seller of the product or merchant, which turns out to be defective. Defects can stem from a defective design, failure to warn or a manufacturers defect. However, regardless of the reason for the defect the injured party is entitled to recovery for their damages. Ladder accidents in particular can lead to serious injuries, which develop either immediately or at a later point in time. It is critical to discuss your case with a qualified professional to determine the best course of action.
Typically, an injured individual is able to receive compensation for
- Property damage;
- Physical harm;
- Medical expenses;
- Loss of income;
- Emotional distress;
- Trauma both physically and emotionally; and
- Pain and suffering.
Ladder Defect Claim: It is important for your attorney to know of such defects and to employ the proper experts to determine whether such a defects exist. Our firm will help by employing the best experts to determine whether any type of defect exists as well as pursuing other forms of recovery. Remember: It is crucial to act quickly before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with one of our ladder defect lawyers regarding your claim: (888) 649-7166