Anthony Litterini Hospitalized After Falling From Ladder In Chester On 86 Main Street
CHESTER, NEW JERSEY (March 8, 2022) – A Lake Hopatcong man identified as Anthony Litterini was injured after falling from a ladder while doing maintenance along 86 Main Street.
Morris County officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, March 7. Anthony Litterini was doing maintenance when he fell from a ladder and sustained a head injury.
Paramedics and a medical helicopter were called to the scene. Anthony Litterini was flown to the Morristown Medical Center in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Chester Ladder Fall Accidents
Despite improved safety standards for ladders, ladder accidents remain far too common. The World Health Organization estimated that more than 164,000 people are injured in ladder falls every year in the United States. This leads to around 300 deaths. Falls often lead to broken bones, head injuries, dislocated joints and much worse. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a ladder fall.
- Ladders may be worn or damaged
- Incorrect ladder placement
- Selecting the wrong type of ladder
- Incorrect ladder usage
Workers are protected by a number of laws if they are injured in a New Jersey ladder accident. If a person was working when they fell from a ladder they may be entitled to essential medical and wage benefits through the worker’s compensation system. Worker’s compensation in New Jersey operates through a no-fault system. In other words, an injured worker will not need to demonstrate liability in order to receive benefits.
An injured worker may also be able to receive benefits through a third party liability claim. For example, the company that created a ladder could potentially be liable through a products liability claim. A Florida federal jury awarded one man nearly $5,000,000 after his lawyers brought a claim against the manufacturer of a ladder. The ladder allegedly buckled due to improperly installed rivets during the manufacturing process. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a ladder fall accident.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
Any person that is injured in a ladder fall accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know if you have a valid claim that can be pursued. It is important to act before any statute of limitations expire.
Investigating A Chester Ladder Fall Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Anthony Litterini as he continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar accidents.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a ladder fall accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.