Martinsburg Attorneys Helping Ladder Fall Victims
Construction work is one of the most demanding and dangerous fields of work. Construction workers regularly put their life and safety on the line to get the job done. Workers must assume that job site supervisors and contractors will supply the safe and effective space, tools and safety equipment they need to do their work; sadly, this isn’t always the case.
Falls a leading cause of on-the-job deaths
Of all the many dangerous jobs on a construction site, work done at a height carries the greatest risk of fatal injury to workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that falls are the leading cause of death on construction sites. Among the 937 deaths on construction sites in 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 350 were the result of falls. This makes work on a ladder some of the most perilous work on a job site.
Get help fighting for damages after an on-the-job injury
When you’re hurt on the job and left unable to earn a living, workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to cover your lost wages and medical expenses. In some cases, third parties such as independent contractors, equipment rental facilities, or manufacturers may bear legal responsibility for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a ladder fall accident in West Virginia, you may be eligible to seek compensation through a lawsuit. The Martinsburg workplace injury and construction accident lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson are ready to help. Our experienced construction accident attorneys have been fighting for injured workers for decades, and we can provide you with aggressive and effective legal support after you’re hurt on the job. Contact our offices today for a free consultation on your claim.
Injuries from ladder falls can be devastating
When workers are forced to use ladders in disrepair, or are not provided with the proper surface or ground support to use a ladder safely, those workers may become gravely injured by a ladder fall. Common injuries from ladder falls include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Damage to the neck or spine
- Contusions and lacerations
- Strains or sprains
- Damage to ligaments and tendons
- Broken bones
- Fatal injuries
Help is Available after a West Virginia Ladder Fall Construction Accident
After a ladder fall in West Virginia, take action as soon as possible on your claim by contacting the dedicated and knowledgeable Martinsburg ladder accident and construction injury lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson for a free case evaluation, at 304-263-0900.