A fall in the workplace can leave you with severe injuries and expensive medical bills, as well as the inability to return to work. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a scaffold or ladder fall, the attorneys at Robinette Legal Group, PLLC can help you seek justice. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. Find out how we can help you and your family today.

Do You Need to Hire an Attorney?

Hiring a workplace or construction accident attorney is not mandatory in West Virginia. Doing so, however, is often the best way to handle a claim. An attorney has special experience, knowledge, and resources to build a stronger claim on behalf of an injured victim.

An attorney also knows how to handle insurance companies and their claims adjusters, countering tactics the company may use to devalue a claim. If you choose to hire a lawyer to represent you after a serious fall accident, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands while you concentrate on healing.

Scaffold and Ladder Accident Facts and Statistics

Injuries and deaths related to scaffolds and ladders are rather common throughout the US. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, fall protection in the construction industry is the number one most frequently cited violation in workplaces in the U.S. This means employers often violate safety codes related to personal fall protection for workers. The fourth most commonly violated rule is scaffolding construction requirements, followed by ladder safety as number five.

Common Injuries Associated With Falls

Falls from scaffolds, ladders, trucks, equipment and other elements at work can injure various parts of the body. Falling to the ground or into a piece of equipment or machinery can lead to many serious and even fatal injuries, including:

  • Arm and wrist fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Disk herniation
  • Dislocations
  • Head trauma
  • Hip fractures
  • Muscle sprains
  • Paralysis
  • Skull fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

These injuries can be temporarily or permanently debilitating, requiring thousands of dollars in immediate medical care as well as future treatments. If you have any type of injury after a scaffold or ladder fall in Morgantown, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the liable party.

Who Is Liable for Your Injury?

If someone is liable for your injury, that person is financially responsible for your related expenses, including medical care and lost wages. In West Virginia, the liable party in most personal injury cases is the person most at fault for causing the accident in question. Someone may be at fault for a scaffold or ladder fall through mistakes such as improper scaffold construction, poor equipment maintenance, failing to replace a rusted ladder, and improper worker training.

In your scaffold or ladder fall injury case, the liable party could be:

  • A construction company
  • A construction site manager
  • Your employer
  • A coworker or contractor
  • The scaffold or ladder manufacturer
  • A property owner
  • A third party
  • The government
  • A combination of parties

A work injury attorney can investigate your workplace accident for signs of fault and causation, as well as preserve key evidence. Then, your attorney can help you build a case against one or more defendants in pursuit of fair financial compensation.

What Is Your Case Worth?

This is a question that can only be answered by an attorney after carefully reviewing the specific facts of your case. No two injury claims are identical. The value of someone else’s injury claim may not demonstrate the amount you deserve for your injuries and losses. The value of your claim will depend on the severity of your fall injuries, the amount of medical care you require, the insurance available, and many other factors. A personal injury attorney will work hard to maximize your financial outcome during a scaffold or ladder fall injury case.

Contact Us for a Free Case Review in Morgantown, WV

If you or someone you love was injured in a scaffold or ladder fall accident, don’t hesitate to contact Robinette Legal Group, PLLC. Our attorneys have years of experience and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of their clients.

Request your free consultation in Morgantown, West Virginia today by calling (304) 594-1800 or clicking here.

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Our Case Results

Crushed Foot Injury

While working in Morgantown, WV for a large national retailer, our client, a young woman in her early twenties, was ordered to use equipment that she was not properly trained to use. In the course of attempting to complete her task, she sustained a severe crush injury to her foot. Due to this incident, our client lost full use of this foot for the rest of her life and was living with chronic, persistent pain.

Our firm was able to obtain a sizable settlement which took care of all her medical bills and future treatment for her foot injury. The settlement was ample enough to allow this young woman to go back to college and retrain for employment which will accommodate her permanent disability.

Crushed Leg Injury

Imagine having your leg crushed so badly in an accident that you have to undergo two surgeries to insert multiple pins and have a rod hammered into the bone just to stabilize the femur. Unfortunately, the first rod inserted into the bone didn’t accomplish the desired effect, so the rod had to be removed and surgically reinserted. Imagine the great pain, the months of therapy and recovery, and the frustration of knowing you can never return to the type of work you have performed for decades.

Jeff Robinette was able to obtain a great enough settlement to pay this man’s medical bills in their entirety and money enough to start a new business so he could work and live a productive life even with his permanent impairment.

Brain Injury

While timbering in WV, a heavy equipment operator sustained a permanent brain injury while performing the duties of his job. What price can you put on the loss of a fully functioning, fully reasoning brain? Jeff Robinette was able to negotiate a settlement that was annuitized to provide for this man for the rest of his life.


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Jeffery Robinette is a West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer based in Morgantown who represents individuals who have been seriously injured or killed due to motor vehicle collisions or catastrophic workplace accidents.
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