Ladder expert witnesses have experience with such areas as mechanical engineering, product design, biomechanics, occupational safety, materials science, metallurgical engineering, accident reconstruction and safety, labels and warnings, workplace safety, firefighting and fire protection, product liability, failure analysis, and personal injury analysis.
Ladders expert witnesses may be called upon to offer an expert opinion after an injury involving the use of a ladder. By utilizing a reconstruction process, it may be determined as to whether the fault of an injury lies with the user of the ladder or the ladder manufacturer, which would indicate an issue with product liability. The responsibility may also be on behalf of the employer if the incident in question occurred in a workplace environment, which would be grounds for a case involving premises liability.
Ladders, along with such equipment as scaffolds, cranes, rigging, and forklifts, must adhere to safety compliance in relation to Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), as violations may jeopardize employee safety and result in injury, such as trips and falls, as well as potential lawsuits. Such accidents involving ladders may also lead to issues with workers compensation and how the injury in question should be covered by healthcare insurance.
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