Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin are representing a seaman who suffered injuries when a co-worker improperly lowered a pilot ladder while the vessel was underway. When our client attempted to retrieve the ladder, he suffered serious neck injuries. The man is an active Houston union member and obtained employment through the union. The lawsuit is currently pending in Harris County.
Ladder injuries, including pilot's ladders, are more common than you might realize. According to statistics, more than 90,000 people receive emergency treatment as a result of ladder-related injuries each year. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports that ladder injuries have increased by more than 50% from 1995 to 2005. Using a ladder in poor condition or using a ladder improperly can contribute to accidents.
Before individuals use ladders on the job, they need to receive extensive training beforehand. Training should include awareness of ladder hazards, how to use ladders, ladder capacities and OSHA's requirements for the ladders a company uses. If you were injured by a ladder or on the job as a result of another party's negligence, you can fight for compensation so that you can recover physically and financially.
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At Arnold & Itkin, we have a successful track record of representing personal injury victims, having secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements over the years. We are aggressive and compassionate attorneys who are committed to seeking after the best outcome for our clients.
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