Construction sites and industrial job sites are known to be more dangerous than typical workplaces. However, there is still an expectation of safety, especially if you are on ladders or scaffolding on a regular basis. A fall from a ladder can cause serious injuries to an accident victim who deserves to be compensated. At Deldar Legal, our team of legal experts has represented many victims injured in falls from ladders, and we will zealously advocate for the money you deserve after an accident. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
Types of Injuries Caused by Ladder Accidents
A fall from a ladder, especially from a significant height, can cause serious injuries or even death to an accident victim. Some of the most common injuries seen after ladder accidents and falls includes the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruising and soft tissue damage
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Puncture wounds
If you or a loved one has been injured falling off of a ladder, it is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have a claim for compensation if the accident was a result of the negligence or recklessness of another party.
Compensation for a Ladder Accident
Compensation for injuries stemming from a ladder accident includes payment for special and general damages. Special damages refer to all out of pocket expenses incurred by the victim because of the accident. This includes all medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income and benefits, and any property damage. General damages cover the victim for things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life. Currently in California, there are no caps on general damages for ladder accident injuries.
In the worst cases of ladder accidents, when the victims die from their injuries, the families of the victims can seek compensation for wrongful death. Damages for wrongful death include compensation for all final medical bills of the victim, funeral costs, burial costs, and payment for the loss of love, security, guidance, and companionship.
How can a Lawyer Help?
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney for your ladder accident case can mean the critical difference in getting the compensation you deserve. An attorney will shoulder the burden of the legal case so that you can focus on your recovery. Your lawyer will also protect you from insurance adjusters that are looking to mitigate your damages wherever possible and negotiate a settlement for your claims that reflects the true value of your injuries. If those responsible refuse to settle, an attorney can take your case to trial.
Talk to Our Office Now
To learn more about how our firm can help with your ladder accident case, call the office or contact us today at Deldar Legal to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified personal injury lawyers now.