Know Your Rights After A Ladder Fall At Work

If you have been injured in a ladder fall on a New York construction site, you do have rights. To best understand those rights, though, you do not want to rely on an employer or your employer’s insurer. They are there to protect themselves and their bottom lines.

Instead, turn to us, the law firm of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC. We put decades of experience to work on your behalf in order to protect your rights after you have been injured.

Call us as soon as possible. Your rights are time-sensitive. We can help you understand what your rights are, what your legal deadlines are, and how to exercise your rights effectively in the time allowed to you under the law. 212-742-0476.

New York Laws Protect Workers Who Fall From Ladders

New York state labor laws protect those who build, repair, restore and modernize the buildings, roads, homes, schools, hospitals and general infrastructure of the state. These laws also provide important rights and protection for those who work at elevated heights.

At the law firm of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, we have an in-depth understanding of the New York labor laws as well as detailed knowledge of how they apply in ladder falls and other accidents involving elevated heights. Our ladder injury lawyers are aggressive litigators who are committed to seeking justice on behalf of construction site injury victims in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and all other boroughs.

Insufficient Training, Material Defects And Other Causes Of Accidents

According to a ladder accident study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority of accident victims (66 percent) never received training on how to properly inspect ladders for defects prior to use. Other issues contributing to the accidents were:

  • Failure to secure the top of the ladder
  • Ladders that broke during use
  • Failure to secure ladders that are not self-supporting
  • Failure to extend the top of the ladder at least three feet above the level of the landing
  • Defects in manufacturing
  • Rungs or steps that were not uniformly spaced

To find out if any of these facts or others exist in your case, we will conduct our own thorough investigation of your accident. We do not just rely on what the employer or the insurer tells us. Our only loyalty is to you and no one else.

Our Experience Can Make The Difference For You

You can depend confidently on our experienced judgment in these situations. We know how to deal with contractors and the other players in the construction industry. We also know how they operate when it comes to injury cases.

For that reason, you should call us as soon as possible. Let us deal with the insurance adjusters and any other parties who say they are there to help you when they are really there to help themselves.

Call For A No-Cost, No-Obligation Consultation

Please contact Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, today for a free consultation with absolutely no obligations. Call our New York City construction site attorneys at 212-742-0476 or send us an email. Because we only charge contingency fees, you pay no out-of-pocket costs, and we only get paid when we recover compensation for you.

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