Dangerous / Unsafe Condition in Workplace: Ladder Accidents
The Center to Protect Workers Rights reports that each year about five construction workers are killed by falls from ladders. Likewise, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there are more than 164,000 emergency room treated injuries a year related to ladders. Not surprisingly, OSHA reports ladder violations as one of the ten most frequent citations. In this article, we will address questions and standards that our Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys regularly handle in regards to ladder-related injuries, including Cal/OSHA regulations specific to ladders and general regulations related to workplace safety as it relates to ladders. We will also discuss if you can file a claim for serious and willful penalties related to ladder injuries and how to report an employer that does not follow the ladder safety requirements.
As Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, we are confronted with employees that have suffered serious injuries in the workplace from the fall from a ladder daily. This article only touches on a few of the many regulations that apply to ladders in the workplace. Hopefully, it gives you some ideas of what regulations do exist and your rights. If you have been injured as the result of a dangerous condition or a fall from a ladder, please contact one of our Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for a free consultation.