Ladder injuries are injuries sustained when a person falls off of a ladder. In some cases, these can involve very serious injuries or even death, especially for falls from very high up on a ladder. Ladder injuries are somewhat common as they are used in various settings, such as:
Ladder injuries can involve various types of ladders, including:
As mentioned, ladder injuries can be particularly serious. Since there is usually no landing area or catch net for many ladder uses, especially for quick “do-it-yourself” projects in or around the home, most ladder injuries are sustained due to a fall (similar to a slip and fall incident). These may include:
Another common ladder injury is electrocution. This can occur with metal ladders, or when a person is working on electrical wires, lines, or components while on a ladder. Lastly, ladder injuries can also involve people on the ground. For instance, if someone on the ground is struck by an item or another person falling from a ladder (or from the ladder itself falling down).
Ladder injuries may be attributed to a number of causes and can also involve a number of different legal issues. Some legal issues associated with ladder injuries include:
Many ladder injuries can lead to a lawsuit. These can result in the liable party paying a damages award to the injured party. The award may compensate the person for costs associated with their injury.
Ladder injuries can be serious and may require the assistance of a legal professional. You may need to hire a personal injury attorney in your area if you need legal advice, guidance, or representation in connection with a ladder injury. Your lawyer can provide you with legal services throughout the duration of the legal proceedings.
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