Ladders are commonly used at home or around the workplace whenever you need to get to an area that is out of reach. While ladders may seem harmless, according to the United States Product Safety Commission, there are over 100,000 ladder injuries every year. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors adds that, based on the World Health Organization reports, there are approximately 164,000 emergency room treated injuries in the United States alone and there are around 300 deaths per year from ladder falls. In addition, falls from ladders are the leading cause of deaths at construction sites and are a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.
If you or someone you care about is injured in a ladder accident, please seek immediate medical care. Then contact a Woodland Hills ladder accident attorney for a FREE consultation and immediate assistance.Ladder Types
A ladder is a structure or tool generally designed and built for climbing that comes in various sizes and types for different uses. They usually consist of two long sides that are joined or connected at uniform distances by steps called rungs. Great caution is required when using ladders as falls from ladders often cause serious injuries and sometimes even deaths.
According to Ladders.Net, there are at least seven (7) different kinds of ladders that one must select from in choosing the proper ladder for the task at hand. These include the following:
- Step Ladders
- Extension Ladders
- Platform Ladders
- Step Stools
- Multi-purpose Ladders
- Telescoping Ladders
- Folding Ladders
Each of these types of ladders is different and is used in different situations for different purposes. It is important to know the difference between these ladders and select the right one as using the wrong type of ladder is one of the most common causes of ladder accident injuries. It is crucial to use caution at all times when using any type of ladder.Get the Compensation You Deserve
Ladder accidents can occur for many reasons including an unsafe work environment or a faulty ladder. If you are injured in a ladder accident caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence or by a faulty product, you can receive compensation for your injuries from the party responsible for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim against that party. A fall from a ladder can also be so serious it results in death—if you have lost a loved one due to a ladder fall, you should seek the help of a skilled California wrongful death attorney who can assist you in bringing a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for your loss.
We offer free case consultations with one of our experienced Woodland Hills ladder accident attorneys so you can get your questions answered about compensation available in your case. We have years of experience helping injured clients or family members who have lost loved ones in an accident, including ladder accidents. We are ready and willing to help give personalized attention to your case. Contact Walch Law today to schedule your free consultation.