Ladder falls are a leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry, with about 20 percent of falls involving ladders, and an estimated 81 percent of fall injuries treated in the ER involving ladders, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). The construction accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC in Brooklyn are aggressive advocates for construction workers who have sustained serious injuries in a ladder fall.
At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we are committed to protecting the rights of injured construction workers, and pursuing the maximum possible in compensation – both through the workers’ compensation system and by filing a third-party lawsuit when possible.
The New York worker’s compensation system was created to protect workers in the case of a serious accident. However, the system does not allow you to recover compensation for the pain and suffering associated with an injury. Additionally, by accepting worker’s compensation, you may sacrifice your right to file a lawsuit against your employer but gain other benefits such as training for another position or covered medical costs by the company. These benefits and drawbacks can be incredibly confusing to understand. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we can help you go through the claims process, ensuring you are informed of your options before proceeding with a plan for compensation.
In a case of serious injury from a ladder fall, the facts of your case must be investigated to determine if there was any third party liability. If so, a lawsuit can be filed against that party to seek to recover a higher level of compensation. The liable parties could include:
A ladder fall can be caused by various contributing factors, including:
The injuries sustained in a ladder fall can be extremely serious or even fatal. Some of the more common and potentially deadly injuries include:
A serious injury resulting from a ladder fall can render you unable to work and earn a living. You have a right to workers’ compensation benefits under NY state law but filing for benefits is a complex and difficult process. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we manage these details for you, including gathering all of the necessary documentation so your claim is processed without delay. We will also review the facts in your case to determine if a third party lawsuit can be filed to pursue compensation from a negligent party that caused your injuries. For example, under the workers’ compensation system in New York, the maximum weekly benefit is $870.61 – which may be well below what is necessary to maintain your quality of life.
Contact us for a free case evaluation after a ladder fall accident has left you with serious injuries. Our legal team at The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC is aggressive, committed and experienced. Call now.