Do you regularly work at height? For example, this may be the case if you work in the construction industry.
Although you do your best to remain safe, you know that you could be involved in an accident at some point. For example, your foot could slip as you climb a ladder. Or maybe another worker bumps into the ladder as you attempt to make your way to the ground.
Any fall from a ladder is serious, as this can cause a variety of injuries. For example, it’s not uncommon to break a bone or suffer a concussion when falling from height.
If you’ve been injured in a ladder fall accident, the first thing you should do is receive first aid treatment. Also, make sure somebody calls for an ambulance, as you will want to be treated at a local hospital as quickly as possible.
Also, don’t hesitate to share details of the accident with your employer. You want to make it perfectly clear that you were injured at work, not outside of the job.
At our law firm, we have worked with many people who have been injured in a ladder fall accident. If you find yourself in this position, you’ll want to consult with an attorney who can help you better understand your legal rights.
If your accident will keep you away from work, don’t hesitate to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. When you receive this money, you will find it much easier to make ends meet as you recover from your injury and look forward to returning to work.