Damages Allowed in Ladder Accident
Though ladders are a common tool, used both at home and in the workplace, a fall from a ladder can be very dangerous and result in serious injuries, especially if the fall is from great heights. If you are injured in a ladder accident, you can receive compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim against the party responsible—because a ladder is a product, the party responsible could be the product manufacturer if the product was faulty.
When you bring a personal injury claim, you can receive compensatory damages, which is a legal term for financial recovery for your losses.Compensatory Damages from Ladder Accident Injuries
Compensatory damages allow for financial recovery for the harm your injury caused to you physically as well as the harm cause to other aspects of your life. Compensatory damages are split into two different categories, economic and non-economic damages.
- Economic Damages: Economic damages are awarded to compensate you for any money you lost because of your injuries. This includes medical, physical therapy, psychological care, and dental charges. It also includes lost wages and lost earning capacity (what you could have earned in the future had you not been injured).
- Non-economic Damages: Non-economic damages are awarded for losses that are not necessarily financial but caused you harm. These types of damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, inconvenience, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Ladders are commonly used in the workplace, and unfortunately accidents can happen which cause injuries. If your ladder accident injuries occurred while on the job, you may also be entitled to damages available under California’s Workers’ Compensations laws.Wrongful Death
As previously mentioned, if you lost a loved one in a ladder accident, you are entitled to wrongful death damages for your loss. These would economic damages for the cost of your loved one’s car, and in addition, other costs such as funeral and burial expenses.Get Help From a Woodland Hills Ladder Accident Attorney
Understanding the details of a personal injury or wrongful death claim can be very difficult. Instead of trying to handle your claim on your own, it is important to speak with an experienced Woodland Hills ladder accident attorney. At Walch Law, we have years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have been able to successful resolve thousands of cases which means we understand how damages work. Our attorneys fight to maximize the compensation our obtain the injured clients are awarded, which include all damages permitted under California law for ladder and other injuries.
To get help on your claim, contact one of our law offices for a FREE case consultation. We help clients who have suffered injuries in Los Angeles and the surround counties. During your free consultation we will look at the details of your case and help you understand what damages may be available. When you are hurt due to the fault of another, or lose a loved one in an accident, you deserved to be compensated for your losses. Don’t delay, call us today to schedule your FREE consultation at 866-465-8792.