Working At A Height Is Dangerous, And You Deserve To Be Protected
Whether you rely on ladders, scaffolds and bracing to keep you safe while you work in construction, window washing or painting, these structures must be properly manufactured, installed and maintained. However, if the structures you rely on fail due to negligent use or manufacturing, you deserve to have an attorney by your side to fight for you.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a ladder or scaffolding, Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman will help you seek the financial and medical support you need to move forward after this accident. We assist clients in New York in taking action against negligent employers, contractors or manufacturers and making sure that they receive the compensation they are due.
When You Have Experienced A Devastating Fall
Ladder and scaffold accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Manufacturing defects or wear on ladders and scaffolds can cause the structure to collapse. If the structure is improperly set up, an uneven surface can lead to failure. Being loaded with more materials or workers than the structure is capable of holding can also cause it to become unstable.
Falls from a ladder or scaffold, like other falls, can cause serious or even fatal injuries, including:
- Joint damage
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Paralysis and other forms of long-term disability
- Organ damage
- Wrongful death
These injuries can have a long-term impact on your life. You may find yourself unable to work for some time or permanently disabled. You may face the necessity of long-term medical care.
Your Fall Is Not The End
Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman offers you the chance to seek the compensation you need to recover and rebuild your life after an accident. Our attorneys can ensure that your injuries are fully accounted for, assist you with submitting paperwork and documentation, negotiate with insurance companies or workers’ compensation and defend your rights in court if necessary.