If you fall off a ladder and sustain a severe injury, you may not be able to work until you recover. But, without a way to earn a living, you may lack the resources to pay your rent or mortgage or keep the lights on at your house. It’s scary to be in this situation, but you are not alone.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine protect the rights of injury accident victims and work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain the appropriate financial settlement. Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a complimentary consultation to learn how a ladder fall accident and injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help you.
Common Injuries of Ladder Fall Accidents Victims
According to the American Ladder Institute, each year thousands of people suffer disabling injuries from ladder-related accidents.
Some possible injuries related to ladder fall accidents include:
- Fractures of the lower extremities
- Knee and ankle joint sprains and strains
- Hip joint fractures
- Crushed or fractured bones
- Arm or hand fracture
- Internal injuries
- Back and neck damage
- Brain damage
Are you experiencing any of these injuries due to a ladder accident? If so. contact us today.
Ladder fall accidents occur in and around the home but can also happen on the job. And, in many of these incidents, the cause may be a defective ladder, inadequate safety standards, or insufficient training.
Ladder Fall Injuries Sustained on the Job
If your injuries occurred while working, you have the right to medical treatment and other benefits through your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation might limit your ability to get comprehensive medical care for your injuries. And, no matter how much work you miss before the doctor clears you to return, workers’ compensation only covers a portion of your salary or hourly wage.
If you believe negligence by a third party (not your employer or a co-worker) contributed to your accident, you may also have the right to pursue legal action against that third party. A ladder accident and injury lawyer can advise you on the best course of action.
Ladder Accident Injuries Sustained at Home
Handy homeowners may climb a ladder to get to the roof, wash a window, or change an overhead lightbulb. Unfortunately, when you buy a ladder, no one gives you a class in safety.
Before you blame user error for your injuries, however, consider the possibility that your ladder has a design flaw or manufacturing defect that caused you to fall and sustain an injury.
If your ladder did indeed have a defect that caused your accident, we could pursue a claim with the manufacturer or, in some cases, with the retail merchant.
Compensation & Liability for a Ladder Accident
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the annual cost of ladder injuries in the US is $24 billion, including work loss, medical, legal, liability, and pain and suffering expense.
When our legal team prepares your settlement claim to submit to the insurance company, we may pursue compensation for the following damages, depending on the details of your case:
- Lost wages to date
- Medical bills to date
- Future medical care costs
- Future loss of income and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Lost life enjoyment
Your ability to pursue a settlement for negligence depends on the situation under which your ladder fall accident and injury occurred – whether at home or in the workplace. Your settlement also depends on whether you are comparatively negligent per Florida Statute 768.81 to determine if negligence was involved.
Whatever the facts of your case may be, we will call on our network of resources to substantiate your claim. Collected evidence may include:
- Testimony from medical experts and safety specialists
- Photos of the scene and equipment
- Any other information that will help us prove who or what is liable for your damages
Finding a Ladder & Fall Accident & Injury Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale
Fighting for your health and your future is challenging enough but, when you have no one on your side, it can quickly become overwhelming. That is why you should contact a ladder fall accident & injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL to help you.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we can identify who was at fault for your ladder accident. We can build a case on your behalf and pursue a financial settlement through the appropriate channels.
We assist clients with workers’ compensation, product defect, and negligence claims – any of which may apply to your case. We will protect your legal rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your damages.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine provides a free consultation to help you explore your options and make the right choice for you and your family. To meet with a ladder fall accident and injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL call 1-800-747-3733 now.