You need to be able to expect the tools you use on a construction site to work properly, especially when operating in dangerous conditions. When a machine or product you’re using can cause a safety risk to you if it fails, it’s even more important that you’re able to rely on it.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Ladder accidents can cause serious injury if the product proves to be faulty when it’s being used. When you’re working at heights, the risks are even more prevalent.
There are damages available for various losses
There’s a likelihood that you’ll accrue medical debt after an accident involving a defective ladder. Depending on the type of injuries you sustain, whether you require any surgery and how much time you spend in the hospital, these can be significant. You can try to recover the expense of your medical costs in your damages claim so you don’t have to absorb these costs.
You may also file a claim for the lost wages and income you would have received in the absence of the accident if you find yourself forced to take time off work as a result.
In addition to the above, you can also make a claim for pain and suffering. This can include both the emotional and physical suffering that such an accident may cause. This is more difficult to measure, but it evaluates how the fall has affected your ability to enjoy life.
A ladder accident can have long-lasting physical and psychological effects. If this accident happened while you were at work and using the equipment you’ve been provided with, you have options. You may be able to give yourself the time you need to fully recuperate by pursuing a claim for compensation.