Why Common Stepladders Can Lead to Serious NY Construction Injuries

What New York Construction Workers Should Know about Common Stepladders

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

You use stepladders at home and on the job. Out of all of the potential hazards on your construction site, you probably give little thought to the possible dangers of a stepladder. Yet, a stepladder caused your injury.

Five Ways to Avoid Stepladder Injuries on New York Construction Sites

The best way to avoid a stepladder injury is to avoid a stepladder accident. It is difficult to avoid all accidents with the same precautions because not all accidents happen in the same way. However, the following safety procedures and precautions can help prevent a serious stepladder injury. Specifically:

  1. Stepladders should be inspected periodically to make sure that they are in proper, working order and that there are no defects, problems, or deformities that could be dangerous.
  2. The proper stepladder should be provided for the job. This includes making sure that the user of the ladder does not exceed the weight limit for the ladder.
  3. Proper training should be provided. This will help prevent errors that could lead to injury.
  4. Ladders should only be used on safe surfaces. Uneven or slippery surfaces could make an accident more likely.
  5. Care should be taken to make sure that there are not electrical wires overhead. This can help prevent electrocution accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

Everyone on the job site should also exercise reasonable care so that negligent mistakes can be prevented, and people can be protected from injury.

Contact a New York Construction Accident Lawyer if a Ladder Accident Has Occurred

Unfortunately, stepladder accidents remain a common cause of injury on New York construction sites. If you have been hurt, then it is important to understand your rights and your possible recovery. Please contact an experienced New York construction lawyer today at 800-362-9329 or via this website for more information. We also encourage you to read a FREE copy of our informational brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone, to find out more about your rights and how to protect your potential recovery.