Have you or a loved one been injured in a ladder accident in Pennsylvania?
According to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, more than 2.1 million individuals were treated for ladder related injuries in the emergency department between 1990 through 2005. The study reported that males ages 35 to 55 are at the highest risk for ladder related injuries. The most common type of injuries are fractures, with legs and feet being the most frequently injured body parts.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and OSHA have set forth the following tips on using a ladder safely:
- 1. Heavy loads should not be carried while on the ladder
- 2. The ladder should be on a level surface
- 3. Objects under and around the ladder should be removed
- 4. When using a ladder it should be pitched at a 75 degree angle
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Ladder accident injuries can be severe and often require long term hospitalization. Meaning medical bills can become very costly. The attorneys at Donaghue & Labrum have been handling personal injury accidents in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties for decades. If you have been injured due to a ladder accident, contact us for more information. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. For a free consultation, call us today at (610) 565-9120 or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.