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If you have been injured in a ladder accident and feel another party may be responsible for your injuries please contact me for a free consultation. I represent the injured in Los Angeles and around California. You can read more about my firm on this page: Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney.

In the United States, over 500,000 people are hurt in falls from ladders each year. 164,000 of these people sustain injuries serious enough to land them in the local emergency room. You do not have to be up very far to be injured; in fact, most ladder injuries occur at just 6 – 8 feet off of the ground.

The most common injuries from ladder accidents are fractures, however, the fall may result in a traumatic injury such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or even death. Over 300 people die each year from ladder accidents.

Factors which may contribute to ladder accidents include product defects, improper safety equipment, or inadequate training. Improper safety equipment may include the lack of guardrails, loose rungs, improper ladder position, or broken parts.

Other injuries stem from debris falling from above when construction workers are on a ladder or scaffolding. Falls at construction sites are the leading cause of workplace deaths in the USA. If you have been injured on the job you may be looking at a worker’s compensation claim, but your recovery may not be limited to worker’s compensation if the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party.