Legal Guidance Regarding Ladder Accidents And Falls

Working from heights creates special risks. When someone falls even a few feet off a ladder and lands hard on concrete, the injuries will often be severe.

Ladder accidents can cause brain injuries, back and neck injuries, joint and fracture injuries and other disabling problems. Unfortunately, these injuries are often career-ending.

If you or a loved one has fallen off a ladder in the workplace, it is crucial to talk to a lawyer about all of your possible avenues of recovery.

Experienced Representation After A Fall

For decades, injured construction workers have turned to the New York City law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. Our attorneys have a long record of successfully representing construction workers throughout New York.

We are local leaders in construction accident cases. Turn to us for the advice and representation you need, when you need it most.

Our partners, Mitchell Sassower and Carl Lustig, each offer more than three decades of experience representing accident victims. We are able to represent construction workers, including electricians, carpenters and painters as well as other people who have been harmed in ladder accidents.

New York Law Affords Special Protections To People Injured In Ladder Accidents

New York law recognizes the extra risks involved for people who work from heights. Consequently, owners and general contractors are required to provide workers with proper safety equipment and a safe working environment. Failing to do so can lead to liability. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate the cause of your accident to locate every potentially liable party. When we identify these parties, we will demand full compensation for your injuries.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our lengthy record of verdicts and settlements stands as a testament to our knowledge, commitment and skill. Below are recent examples of our cases:

  • Jury verdict in excess of $4 million, which resulted in $3.25 million settlement pursuant to "high/low" agreement, for a 58-year-old electrician who received electric shock while working on ladder, causing him to fall 20 feet and suffer fracture/dislocation of right ankle, with fracture of fibula and severely comminuted fracture of the tibial pilon, which required several surgical procedures.
  • $3.1 million settlement for a 45-year-old electrician who was injured when he attempted to break the fall of his co-worker from a ladder. Our client sustained neck and shoulder injuries, with herniated disks that required cervical decompression and fusion, as well as surgery for a partial rotator cuff tear.
  • $2.5 million settlement for a 28-year-old electrician who fell from ladder and suffered compound fracture of the L1 vertebra requiring surgery to replace vertebra with a rib, and crushed wrist requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation.

Contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. If our law firm accepts your case, you will not pay attorney's fees unless we are successful recovering compensation for your injuries. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or email our Manhattan law firm to get started.

Case Results

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.