A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that falls involving ladders are a leading cause of workplace injuries and deaths in the U.S.
The CDC’s analysis of 2011 national statistics found that 20% of all workplace fall injuries were from ladder falls. The CDC also found that 43% of all fatal falls recorded within the last decade involved ladders.
In 2011 alone, 113 fatalities from workplace ladder falls were reported. Furthermore, over 34,000 non-fatal ladder fall injuries were treated in emergency rooms across the country.
Dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial repercussions brought about by a slip or fall while at work can be very frustrating. If you plan on pursuing workers’ compensation in Virginia or North Carolina, an attorney at Joe Miller Law, Ltd. might be of help. Contact us today at 888-694-1671 to learn more about your legal options.