Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents
When ladder and scaffolding accidents leave you suffering serious injuries, our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys help you get the benefits you need to recover.
Anyone who works at heights or performs duties requiring him or her to regularly climb ladders faces increased risks for potentially serious slip and fall accidents. The injuries you suffer as the result can leave you with permanent disabilities, which can prevent you from working and supporting yourself and your family for years to come.
At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we provide the trusted, professional legal representation you need in these situations. As Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys, we have more than 45 years combined experience in representing injured workers throughout the Springfield and Joplin areas. We can help ensure your claim is filed properly while negotiating with employers and their insurers on your behalf, so that you get the maximum amount of benefits to which you are entitled.
Representing You When Ladder or Scaffolding Accidents Occur
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) slips and falls from heights are one of the leading causes of work related injuries. Whether you work in the construction field, in a manufacturing warehouse, or perform maintenance duties such as window washing that requires you to be several stories up in the air, having the proper ladders and scaffolding can prevent potentially serious injuries. In some cases, it may actually mean the difference between life and death.
Old, rickety ladders, those that are too short for a particular task, and not having the proper ladder stabilizers in place can all increase your risk of a fall. When a fall occurs or a ladder fails, scaffolding helps to reduce the impacts you are likely to suffer. Injuries that can result from ladder and scaffolding accidents include the following:
- Broken bones and multiple fractures;
- Back and neck injuries, including damage to the discs and vertebrae;
- Soft tissue injuries, such as torn muscles or dislocated joints;
- Head injuries, including concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Spinal cord injuries, which can result in partial or total paralysis.
When these types of on the job injuries do occur, our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation you need to get the benefits that can help you recover.
We Help You Get Missouri Workers’ Compensation Benefits
At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we can assist you in filing a claim with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation for benefits that can help offset the damages and losses you suffer when ladder and scaffolding accidents occur. Administered through the Department of Labor, these benefits can provide for the following:
- Payment of your medical expenses;
- Reimbursement of lost wages;
- Compensation for temporary or permanent disabilities;
- Survivors benefits, in the event injuries prove fatal.
Do not risk jeopardizing your future health and financial security by having your claim denied or by not getting the maximum amount to which you are entitled. Reach out and contact our Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys to request a no-obligation consultation at our Springfield or Joplin office today.