Helping Workers Who Were Injured On Ladders

If you were injured working on a construction site, you may feel overwhelmed. Your medical bills are likely piling up. You may wonder how you will ever make a dent in the bills if your injuries have left you unable to work.

At Chiariello & Chiariello, we offer aggressive advocacy and legal counsel to workers injured in ladder accidents. We have more than 50 years of experience representing workers injured in catastrophic and life-threatening construction accidents throughout New York City and the metropolitan area. We know how New York's labor law and personal injury laws can be applied to help you obtain additional benefits to which you are entitled beyond workers' compensation.

Will Workers' Comp Provide Enough?

Workers' compensation is designed to provide injured workers with a safeguard, regardless of who caused the work-related accident. This no-fault system, however, rarely provides enough compensation to help workers injured in ladder accidents recover from serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones and fractures

At Chiariello & Chiariello, we have the skills and legal resources to help injured construction workers obtain compensation above and beyond workers' compensation. Our law firm's personal injury attorneys have a thorough understanding of the OSHA requirements and safety regulations that must be followed on construction sites.

When you select our law firm, we are available to conduct an investigation to understand if a third party outside of your employer ultimately caused the construction accident. We work with accident scene reconstructionists and other industry-leading experts to determine if a contractor or another subcontractor put you at risk when overlooking industry regulations.

Part of investigation includes evaluating maintenance records. We are fully prepared to pursue a civil lawsuit against the manufacturer, if a defective ladder can be blamed for your construction site injury. Every ladder fall injury claim is fact specific. We will conduct a detailed investigation to uncover all sources of liability. If more than one party was at fault, we will aggressively pursue maximum compensation against all negligent parties.

Contact Our Attorneys | We Offer A Free Consultation

Ladder accident claims are highly complicated. Even if a third party cannot be held responsible, we know how to apply New York's Labor Law Section 240 to help you recover benefits beyond workers' compensation. This would allow you to purse a personal injury claim, as long as defective ladder equipment directly caused the work-related accident.

When the stakes are high, contact our law firm to protect your right to obtain a full financial recovery. Our Queens personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations and will not charge you anything, unless we recover compensation for you.