The number of yearly ladder injuries is climbing at a very high rate. Currently, over 100,000 people are admitted to emergency rooms every year due to ladder injuries. While fractures are the most common injury, severe internal injuries, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries are not uncommon. There are many causes for these types of accidents.This can happen for a variety of reasons. Another common cause of injury involves electrocution, which normally occurs when aluminum ladders come into contact with power lines.
Although ladders are often given very rugged names like Hercules, Little Giant, Gorilla, etc., in reality, they are often made in China or Singapore, with varying degrees of manufacturing quality and inspection integrity. It is also not uncommon for the ladder you buy at the local Home Depot to have been made in China, imported to Minnesota, and then sold to customers in New York City. In that process, damage can occur to the ladder which in turn weakens its structure and puts the user at greater risk of injury. If you have been injured in a ladder accident in New York City, contact The Law Offices of Andrew C. Laufer, PLLC at our hotline at 917-519-8417.