Did a recent ladder fall accident cause you to suffer injuries? You may be able to recover benefits through a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim. Talk to a ladder fall accident and injury lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL to explore your legal options.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will protect your legal rights and help you pursue the settlement you need to recover and get your life back on track. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us now at 1-800-747-3733.
Recovering Compensation for Your Ladder Fall Accident Injuries
After a ladder fall injury, you will first turn to your employer’s workers’ compensation policy to cover your accident-related losses. Workers’ compensation covers:
- Necessary medical care
- The cost of gas to travel to and from doctor’s appointments
- A portion of your lost wages
- Death benefits
Recovering these benefits should be straightforward, but it rarely is. Insurers are businesses and as such, will do what they can to avoid paying you benefits. This might include wrongfully denying your workers’ compensation claim. Our team will fight to prove your injury stemmed from a work-related ladder fall and was not a result of any of the following exclusions to coverage:
- An intentional act (e.g., you jumped off the ladder in an attempt to injure yourself)
- You fell off the ladder because you were intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
You May Be Eligible for Additional Compensation
Workers’ compensation can be a lifesaver, helping you make ends meet after a ladder fall. However, it does not cover everything. If another party (aside from your employer) caused or contributed to your injuries, you may be able to hold it liable. Examples of work-related liability for a ladder injury include if someone:
- Failed to establish or enforce job site safety policies
- Failed to replace a worn or broken ladder
- Knew (or should have known) of a potentially hazardous situation but failed to act on that information
Liable parties may include a general contractor, another subcontractor, or a property owner. A ladder accident and injury lawyer can help you determine who is at fault so that you can pursue legal action to recover your damages.
A Ladder Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer Will Fight for Your Rights
Talking to a ladder fall accident and injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can ensure you understand your rights to compensation. We will answer your questions, explain your options, and help you make the right choice for your health and your future.
Our legal team will identify the party responsible for your injuries and conduct an exhaustive investigation to document your accident. We have a substantial network of resources to devote to your case to ensure we gather the evidence and information we need.
Depending on the details of your case, we may need any of the following:
- Accident scene photos or video
- Eyewitness testimony
- Accident reports
- Medical records from your doctors and the hospital
- Medical and safety expert testimony
- Historical safety and accident data
- Accident scene reconstructions
Once we thoroughly document your claim, we will either submit it to the at-fault party’s insurance company or file a lawsuit. We will pursue negotiations with the at-fault party, with the hope of reaching an equitable settlement for your damages. If the liable party refuses to negotiate, however, we will stand ready to pursue your personal injury claim in court.
Compensation Recoverable in a Florida Ladder Accident
Injuries sustained in a ladder fall can range from minor to severe or even fatal. Victims can sustain traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, nerve injuries, internal injuries, and more. These injuries can all be very expensive and cause long-term disability.
We will assemble cost data from your doctors, surgeons, and other treatment providers to substantiate your injuries and prognosis. We will also include the value of your lost wages to date and projected lost income for the period you will be out of work.
Depending on the details of your case, we may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, emotional damage, and loss of life’s enjoyment.
Establishing Fault for Injuries Sustained in a Florida Ladder Fall Accident
Our legal team must demonstrate the elements of negligence to establish liability for your injuries. This requires establishing the following:
- The at-fault party owed a reasonable duty of care, ensuring your safety
- The at-fault party acted or failed to act in a way that violated its duty of care
- An accident resulted from the breach
- The accident caused your injuries
- You suffered damages as a result of the accident
Free Case Review with a Ladder Fall Accident Lawyer in West Palm Beach
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our personal injury attorneys understand the challenges you face as you attempt to recover from your injuries, maintain your financial obligations, and keep a roof over your head.
We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation for ladder accident victims in West Palm Beach, to answer your questions and help you consider your next steps. We are committed to protecting your rights, and we will put our extensive resources to work on your behalf, to get you the fair compensation you deserve. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 today to schedule your appointment with one of our personal injury lawyers in West Palm Beach, Florida.