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Scaffolding and Ladder Falls

The CDC estimates that among construction workers, 81% of fall injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms involve ladders. What’s more, OSHA reports that falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry.

Injuries resulting from a scaffolding or ladder fall at work will likely be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, if the accident happened because of another person’s negligence, injured workers may be eligible to seek additional damages with a personal injury claim.

Construction Safety Laws in New York

OSHA maintains a detailed and comprehensive set of safety guidelines to help protect workers using scaffolding and ladders. They include:



Causes of Ladder and Scaffolding Injuries


Injuries involving scaffolding occur most frequently in conjunction with the following safety hazards:


Ladder injuries most often occur in the following situations:

Ladder and Scaffolding Fall Prevention

Injuries from ladder and scaffolding falls may be severe, but they are preventable. To minimize the risk of an injury when using ladders or scaffolding, workers and their employers should:

Get Help from an Experienced Ladder & Scaffolding Fall Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident involving a ladder or scaffolding, you may be entitled to damages beyond those paid by the New York workers’ compensation program. If your accident occurred as a result of a manufacturing defect or a third party’s negligence, we can help you seek justice. Contact us online or call us today at 631-928-8000 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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