How New York Construction Ladder Injuries Happen

For many construction workers, climbing a ladder is so common that they often give little thought to the potential dangers of falling. However, ladder accidents are not uncommon and can happen on any New York or New Jersey construction site.

Common Reasons for New York Construction Ladder Accidents

When an ordinary workday results in a serious construction injury, it is important to contact a New York construction accident lawyer to discuss your potential legal recovery. Many ladder accidents occur when:

The Ladder is Not Safe. Construction employers have a responsibility to provide workers with ladders that are in proper working condition. Ladders with cracked rungs, loose screws or other problems should not be used and should be promptly replaced.

The Ladder is Not Properly Placed. Placement of the ladder is important for a construction worker's safety. A ladder that is placed on uneven ground, that is placed on ice or another slippery substance, or that requires a worker to stretch too far to safely do his job may result in injuries.

There is a Lack of Safety Equipment. Sometimes, use of a construction ladder requires special safety equipment. If your employer fails to provide the equipment or fails to train you on how to use the equipment and you are injured, you may be entitled to damages.

An Employer or Coworker is Negligent. If an employer or coworker is negligent and the negligence results in you getting hurt, then you may be able to recover damages.

Contact a New York Construction Accident Attorney If You've Been Hurt

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Please contact an experienced New York City construction injury lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information about your rights and potential recovery.

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