Falling off a ladder is a serious risk for construction workers, and ladder accidents can cause severe injuries. If you’ve suffered a ladder accident injury at work, workers’ compensation can help you pay your medical bills and support your family while you get better. At Fields Law Firm, we’re here to help you get the benefits you need.
Fields Law is one of the largest and most respected work injury law firms in Minnesota. We have the knowledge and resources to answer your questions and guide you through every step of the claims process. Talk to us about your claim anytime – fill out a free contact request form or give us a call at 1-888-343-5375.
Client Success Story
A Cottage Grove man fell off a ladder while working at a major retail store. He contacted our law firm shortly after the injury occurred because he was concerned the store was trying to fire him for filing a workers compensation claim. Initially, the workers’ compensation insurer was paying his workers compensation benefits and the initial Xray showed only bruising of his knee.
A little over a month after the initial injury, his workers compensation was denied despite the fact the clients work injury had not improved. Unfortunately, he went on to suffer a second injury with the same employer; he injured his back when lifting a TV.
He underwent an Xray, which showed disc protrusion in the back. The doctor ordered an MRI, additional physical therapy and a referral to a spine clinic.
Ultimately, our team of attorneys negotiated a settlement for our client with the employer‘s Claims Management Department to offset the partial disability and on-going medical expenses related to the injury he suffered following his injuries from the ladder accident.
Causes of Ladder Accidents
Every construction site is different, and not all ladder accidents are the same. A few common causes of ladder accidents include:
- Defective Equipment
Problems caused by manufacturing defects, lack of maintenance, or incorrect assembly can lead to failures, causing workers to fall.
- Improper Placement
Soft or uneven ground, failure to observe weight limits, and improper usage can cause ladders to become unstable or fail.
- Negligent Workers on the Job Site
Construction sites are fast moving places, with large vehicles, heavy equipment, and teams of workers tackling different tasks. Ladder accidents can happen when workers aren’t aware of their surroundings or don’t follow safety protocols.
Looking Out for Your Future
If you’ve fallen from a ladder at work, we know you’re in pain and struggling to support your family. At Fields Law, it’s our job to take care of your needs now and look out for your future, too. We’re here around the clock to help you get the medical care you need to get better and get back to work.