Helping People Injured In Ladder And Scaffolding Accidents
Construction workers face a significant risk when climbing ladders and working on or around scaffolding. Falls, collapses and falling equipment or debris cause thousands of injuries every year. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a scaffolding collapse or ladder fall, an experienced attorney can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward in life.
At Ankerholz & Smith, we represent injured construction workers facing mounting medical bills and lost wages, as well as grieving families who have lost loved ones in construction accidents. Each of our attorneys has more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases in Missouri and Kansas. We know that a scaffolding fall injury or ladder fall injury can be devastating, and we do our best to give our clients the resources they need to get better.
To schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced Johnson County and Jackson County injury lawyers, please call 913-800-6071 or contact our Overland Park law firm online.
Scaffolding Claims, Ladder Injuries And Third-Party Liability Issues
When you suffer a scaffolding fall injury or a ladder fall, our attorneys will investigate whether there are potential personal injury claims against the person or business responsible for your injury. Construction firms, contractors, property owners and site supervisors may have violated safety rules. The ladder or scaffolding may have been designed defectively. We will determine whether those responsible for your injury were in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations on worker safety.
We handle all types of commercial and residential ladder and scaffolding accidents, including:
- Scaffold erected without proper railings
- Improper loading of ladders or scaffolding
- Lack of fall protection
- Lack of proper ladders
- Inadequate anchoring
- Inadequate or missing decking
- Inadequate safety warnings
- Defective ladders or scaffolding components
Ladder and scaffold injury cases can be very complex. Whether or not you have a valid claim depends on factors like who you were working for, who caused the accident and who erected the scaffolding. We can assess your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.