Mercer County NJ Ladder and Scaffolding Accident Lawyers

Fall Injury Attorneys with Offices in Hamilton and Pennington, New Jersey

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls continue to hail among the primary causes of unintentional injury and mortality in the United States. In fall accident cases, some of the most common incidents involve falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and elevated platforms. Notably, falls are the leading cause of work-related injuries and fatalities among construction workers nationwide.

Ladders are principally involved in fall accidents, as 43% of fatal falls involve ladders. In addition, approximately 20% of fall injuries among workers involve ladders, while a staggering 81% of fall injuries sustained by construction workers involve ladders. Due to the increased likelihood of ladder injuries among construction workers, employers are required to provide fall protection mechanisms in order to ensure that their employees can perform the necessary tasks safely. Employers who fail to meet these requirements may be held liable for damages sought by workers who are injured on their sites. These workers’ compensation cases are often difficult to navigate without the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.

In residential scaffolding and ladder accidents, the company that designed or manufactured the product in use can often be held liable if the design or product itself was defective. These cases may result in product liability lawsuits against the manufacturer or distributor of the ladder or scaffolding mechanism. In other cases, the injured person may have grounds to seek compensation from a third party who is responsible for contributing to the accident that caused his or her injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. It is highly beneficial to seek legal counsel in order to determine who is at fault in a fall case and to understand what legal avenues may be available to you when attempting to recover damages for medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Causes of Fall Accidents in New Jersey

At CR, our attorneys will conduct an extensive investigation of your case in order to identify employer errors, product defects, and third party negligence, including:

  • Improper use or selection of ladders
  • Lack of fall protection
  • Scaffolding defects
  • Insufficient anchoring
  • Inadequate safety warnings
  • Product design defects

Call for a Free Consultation with a New Jersey Ladder Accident Injury Attorney

The personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Riechelson have accumulated over 40 years of experience representing clients who have been injured in a wide variety of cases in Mercer County and throughout New Jersey. We have worked on behalf of victims in a myriad of legal cases, involving car accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, construction site incidents, and a host of others. It is our dedication to achieving the most desirable outcome for our clients that distinguishes us as truly exceptional legal advocates. For a free consultation with a member of our talented team, contact our Hamilton and Pennington, New Jersey offices at (609) 528-2596.