Back Pain After Falling From a New York Construction Ladder

Lever & Ecker, PLLC October 27, 2022 Construction Accidents

If you have fallen from a construction ladder in New York and injured your back – or suffered any other type of injury – you may be confused or overwhelmed about what to expect, how to feel, or what steps to take next. What kind of compensation are you entitled to following your accident? What steps should you take after you have been injured doing construction work? And should you consider hiring a lawyer to help you through the legal process?

No matter what you are feeling or the circumstances surrounding your recent injury, we at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, want to lead you in the right direction. We have over 65 years of combined experience on our team, meaning we have the knowledge and understanding to pursue the maximum compensation our clients deserve. Please continue reading for our helpful insights if you need assistance after your accident.

What Compensation Can You Receive After a New York Construction Accident?

Workers’ Compensation

Like many accidents that occur in a workplace environment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation for your damages. Suffering from back pain for any extended time may leave you unable to work, in need of significant medical attention, and with a loss of support or companionship.

If an employee suffers a back injury due to a fall from a ladder, they should immediately notify their employer or supervisor and seek medical attention. A qualified workers’ compensation attorney may be able to help you navigate the process for filing a workers’ compensation claim and obtain the compensation you deserve under the workers’ compensation laws, including for medical expenses and lost wages.

Third-Party Claims

If another party (known as a third party) other than your employer is found to be responsible for your accident and injuries, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages beyond that allowed through workers’ compensation, for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, plus additional economic damages. This is often the case with accidents on construction sites, such as when an employee falls from a ladder. The third-party claim is entirely separate from your workers’ compensation claim and is typically filed against the owner and construction manager/general contractor on the project (if not your employer). If an employee has suffered a fall from a construction ladder, the personal injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are here to help.

If you want more information about filing a potential workers’ compensation claim and third-party claim,, we highly recommend speaking with a qualified construction accident lawyer in New York. Your lawyer will guide you through the legal process and determine which types of legal actions you are entitled to pursue, based on the specific nature and circumstances of your accident.

What Steps Should You Take After a Construction Accident in New York?

If you are experiencing back pain – or any other pain, for that matter – after falling from a construction ladder in New York, or if you have been injured during construction work in another way, you may not know what steps to take to ensure you are fairly compensated. If you need assistance, please consider some of our suggestions.

Seek Medical Attention

We strongly encourage you to seek medical attention if you have been injured. A medical professional can help assess your injuries, diagnose issues, aid with treatment suggestions, and determine whether you will need treatment in the future. Medical bills and doctor’s notes may also be helpful in accurately describing your case to insurance companies.

File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you are injured on the job, you will likely need to file a claim through workers’ compensation. The process may be different depending on your circumstances and employment type. We recommend speaking with a workplace accident lawyer in New York for insight.

Speak With a Qualified Workplace Accident Lawyer About a Third-Party Claim

In addition to your workers’ compensation claim, you should speak with an experienced lawyer about whether to pursue a third-party action against entities other than your employer – such as the owner and general contractor – for your injuries. These entities are required under the law to provide a safe work environment for all workers on their sites, and New York law provides great protection to construction-site workers.

Stay Safe With Lever & Ecker, PLLC New York Construction Injury Lawyers

If you need help after an accident, Lever & Ecker, PLLC, construction accident lawyers are here to offer assistance. We are an award-winning team of lawyers dedicated to supporting clients through every step of the legal process. Our team also has a track record of winning clients the compensation they deserve, so choosing us as your legal representative may make a difference in your case.

To discuss the details of your case and an explanation of your rights with workers’ compensation, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are in the Bronx area, call us at (718) 933-3632. Or, regardless of where you are in New York, you can call us at (914) 288-9191 or contact us through our contact form. We are patiently waiting to hear from you.