Ladder Falls

Ladder Fall Injury Lawyers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ladder falls are a major cause of workplace injuries and death. More than 100 deaths, over 30,000 injuries requiring hospitalization, and about 15,000 injuries requiring time off work occur on a yearly basis as the result of workplace ladder falls. Among workers, around 40% of fatal falls involve a ladder, and approximately 20% of all fall injuries involve ladders. Individuals at the greatest risk for sustaining a ladder fall injury are men, older employees, and (not surprisingly) those who work in construction, installation, extraction, and maintenance. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as the result of a ladder fall in the Atlanta area, the legal team at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall can help.

Falls from Ladders are Preventable

The sad fact is that many, if not most, ladder fall accidents are entirely preventable. Federal law requires employers to take reasonable steps to help employees avoid ladder falls, but, even so, a low-safety culture in many sectors of the construction industry and generally unsafe practices in many workplaces contribute to the steady rate of ladder fall injuries every year. Circumstances associated with ladder fall incidents frequently involve:

  • Slippery, cluttered, or unstable walking/working surfaces
  • Unprotected edges
  • Floor holes and wall openings
  • Unsafely positioned ladders
  • Poorly designed or assembled ladders that collapse
  • An object falling and striking a worker on a ladder
  • Electrocution due to a ladder contacting a power line
  • Misused or unprovided fall protection, such as helmets and safety harnesses
  • Lack of training

In the Atlanta area and across Georgia, there are hundreds of construction sites and thousands of workers who are regularly expected to climb to dangerous heights. Our ladder accident attorneys are prepared to represent those injured as the result of unsafe conditions leading to falls and falling objects. We have an in-depth knowledge of the complexities of workplace injury cases, and what it takes to secure full and fair compensation for our clients.

Talk to an Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney about Your Ladder Fall

Ladder falls are all too common at construction sites and workplaces. At Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC, we put our extensive experience to work to aggressively pursue a full recovery for our injured clients. We are also committed to delivering exceptional personal service, including free consultations and home visits when necessary. For a complimentary consultation about your cases with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, contact our office today at 404-460-0101 or 888-426-2100.

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