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Contrary to popular belief, the majority of ladder injuries occur at home rather than at a work place and this is due to using ladders unsafely, not understanding the dangers and risks involved with ladder use and ladders that fail due to defect. Whenever a product causes bodily harm, it is the right of whoever has been injured to receive compensation for medical treatment and other financial considerations.
The Texas ladder defect lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm have pursued hundreds of cases on behalf of clients whose injuries were the result of using poorly manufactured and designed ladders that failed to perform as intended.
While many ladder-related injuries are a result of misuse or improper inspection, there are just as many ladder accidents that occur due to design or manufacturing defects.
Over the last fifteen years, over 2 million people have been injured by ladders and it is important to understand the most common causes of ladder accidents if we wish to prevent them in the future. Some of the most common causes of ladder injuries include the following.
Using the wrong type of ladder
The ladder tips or falls while holding an occupant
Extension lock failure
Attic ladder openings presenting fall risk
The ladder collapses because it is poorly designed or made of inferior materials
Depending on the height of the ladder and the length of the fall serious injuries are probable and the most common of these injuries are broken bones at the joints of the hands, feet and wrists. Other injuries include the following.
Broken leg, shoulder or collar bone
Injuries to the neck, back or spine
If you have questions about how a ladder defect might apply to your situation, discuss it with one of the attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm. As personal injury attorneys with years of experience, we help the people of Texas put their lives back on track.
An experienced defective ladder attorney will know how to interpret the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) products standard for ladders in analyzing defects in product design and hold the manufacturer responsible for flaws.