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New York Ladder Injury Attorneys

Looking for assistance after a ladder fall Accident?

Experiencing a ladder fall accident can have a major impact on your life, both physically and emotionally. The injuries sustained from such incidents can be severe, requiring extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and potentially long-term support. The expert legal team at Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. has the knowledge and expertise to fight for your rights and obtain the highest possible compensation for damages resulting from the accident, such as medical expenses and lost wages. By partnering with our team, you receive the highest standard of legal representation, ensuring that your needs are met, and that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

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Do You Have Questions About Your Ladder Accident Case?

Have you filed a report for your ladder fall incident already?

If you’ve been involved in a ladder fall accident, it’s crucial to report the incident immediately. By reporting your accident, you not only preserve vital evidence but also protect your legal rights. Remember, timely reporting can significantly impact your case’s outcome, especially when seeking compensation for your injuries. Our experienced ladder fall accident attorneys are here to guide you through the reporting process and ensure your case receives the attention it deserves.

Did you get immediate medical care following your ladder accident on the construction site?

Following a construction site ladder fall accident, it’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if your injuries are not immediately apparent, underlying issues can arise later and cause long-term complications. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., we encourage you to prioritize your health and well-being. Documenting your injuries and medical treatments is also crucial for building a strong case. Our construction site ladder fall accident attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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Have you spoken with a construction site ladder fall accident attorney?

If you’ve been in a ladder fall accident at a construction site, it’s essential to talk to a ladder fall accident attorney as soon as possible. We understand how challenging and confusing this time can be for you. Our experienced attorneys can help guide you through the legal process and make sure your rights are protected. With our knowledge and expertise, we’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait, contact a ladder fall accident attorney at Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you.

Strengthen your construction site ladder fall case with proper evidence

After a ladder fall accident, it’s crucial to gather as much evidence as possible to support your case. This can include taking photos of the accident scene, collecting witness statements, and preserving any damaged equipment or materials. As your ladder fall accident attorney, Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. can help you gather and organize this important evidence. We will work with you every step of the way to build a strong case.

Ladder Fall Accident FAQs

What types of ladder fall accident cases do you handle?

Our law firm specializes in handling a variety of ladder fall accidents in New York, including construction site falls, workplace accidents, and falls involving defective ladders. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping clients who have suffered injuries from falls on extension ladders, step ladders, and other types of ladders, regardless of the cause.

How do I know if I have a valid ladder fall accident claim?

To determine if you have a valid claim, we'll thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your ladder fall, including the type of ladder, its condition, and whether proper safety measures were in place. We'll also examine if any third parties, such as the ladder manufacturer or property owner, were negligent in causing your accident. Our team will work closely with you to assess the strength of your claim and guide you through the legal process.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a ladder fall accident lawsuit in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including ladder fall accidents, is typically three years from the date of the accident. However, there may be exceptions depending on the specific circumstances. It's crucial to consult with an experienced ladder fall attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss any important deadlines and to preserve your right to pursue compensation.

What compensation can I expect from a ladder fall accident case?

The compensation you may receive from a ladder fall accident case depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the degree of negligence involved, and your ability to work or enjoy your life after the accident. Potential damages include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our attorneys will diligently work to secure the maximum compensation available for your case.

Types of Construction-Related Falls

1.) Falling objects — These gravity-related accidents often involve one or more objects (e.g. debris, tools, tiles, drywall, etc.), falling on a construction worker or person below.  If this happens to you, please know: You are protected by the law!


As stated in Labor Law § 240(1): “A person employing or directing another to perform labor of any kind… on a building or structure shall furnish… devices which shall be so constructed, placed, and operated as to give proper protection to a person so employed or directed.”


Any violation of Labor Law § 240(1) that leads to injury results in the owner and contractor being absolutely liable for injuries and damages caused.  Absolute liability means that the plaintiff (the injured employee) does not have to prove negligence on the part of the defendant (the owner or contractor).  In short: What matters is that an injury occurred when it shouldn’t have, and so, even if the injured worker may have been at fault, the responsible party (i.e. the owner of the building and contractor) would still be held 100% liable.


2.) Falls from any height — These accidents occur when a construction worker falls any distance from any height at a worksite.  Regardless of whether a construction worker is working 100 feet above ground level, at ground level, or below ground level, all NYC construction workers are entitled by law to protective safety devices to keep them from falling any amount of distance.  Any injury a NYC construction worker sustains as a result of a fall from any height places absolute liability on the owner and contractor for failing to provide adequate safety devices.  Examples of safety devices include but are not limited to: safety harnesses, lanyards to tie off, netting, fall arrest systems, scaffolding, barn codes, etc.


Furthermore, as with falling objects, any violation of this right and the responsible party (i.e. the owner and contractor) are absolutely liable for any and all damages caused.  These include physical injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, past and future medical costs, and any other harms or losses, regardless of whether the injured worker or employee may have been at fault.


3.) Tripping falls — These types of accidents refer to the slips, trips, and falls a construction worker may suffer as a result of unsafe conditions at a worksite.


According to New York State law, if a violation of Labor Law § 240(1) occurs and as a result a construction worker is injured on the job, then the responsible party (i.e. the building’s owner or contractor) is held absolutely liable for damages caused, and not the injured worker.

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Loyal for years in a New York union, Craig McKee worked hard to provide for his family. Once he was injured, his union turned their backs on him and he had to fight for what is right. 

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