I fell off a ladder. Should I pursue a case?


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A: The facts of each case are unique. Therefore, a potential case should be discussed with a lawyer before deciding whether to pursue a lawsuit or not. The following answer is for information only.

Under tort and negligence principles in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, someone who is physically injured as a result of another person’s negligence has the right to receive fair and just compensation for their injuries and the financial damages and losses sustained as a result of the injuries. However, in order to obtain recovery, there must be evidence of the other party’s negligence.

In addition, if the injuries are minor, it will not be cost-effective to maintain a personal injury action. For example, if a ladder accident resulted a sore back and some bruising, these injuries, alone, would not be enough to justify the expense of a lawsuit.

Suggested reading: Recovery in a Ladder Accident Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

In a ladder accident case, there may be multiple parties who share liability. For instance, in a situation where a ladder accident occurs at a construction site, a contractor may be liable for the ladder accident.

For a ladder accident which occurs at home, a ladder/equipment rental company or the ladder manufacturer may be liable for a defect in the ladder which led to the accident.

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At Laffey, Bucci & Kent, our work accident lawyers are passionate about workplace accident safety and injured workers’ rights. To submit your case for review by our New Jersey and Pennsylvania workplace fall accident lawyers, call  Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.

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