There are a number of careers and occupations that pose a greater risk of accidents occuring than others, for example working in an office presents minimal risks of injury compared to working on a building or construction site. Many manual labour occupations require at times working on a ladder a height and when something goes wrong and you fall off a ladder at height, it can result in a serious injury.
Of course sometimes you may decide the accident was your own fault and all you can do is learn from your mistake and move on and try and avoid making a similar error in future. Other times it may be the case that the accident could have been avoided if your employer had followed safety legislation or if the ladder was not fit for purpose in which case they could be found negligent.If you have fallen from a ladder and have been injured as a result you might be able to claim compensation.
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you as an employee are correctly trained and they must ensure that any equipment they supply for your job is correctly installed and maintained. There is a 2005 legislation called the Work at height Regulations. This set of regulations states that when an employee is sent up a ladder for work they must be supervised and that it is their responsibility to assess the risks.
A ladder fall can be the result of any of the following scenarios:
- The ladder provided is too small for the task meaning you have to
- A ladder has insufficient support
- The ladder being erected at the wrong angle
- The incorrect type of ladder being given for the job.
- The ladder is faulty and has not been checked or maintained before use
Whatever the circumstances that caused you to fall off a ladder from height. If it was caused as a result of your employers negligence you are entitled to claim compensation. You may have had to take time off work to recover at home or in hospital or sustained injuries which mean you cannot work for months or not beagle to return at all. If this happens it can cause you to struggle financially by claiming compensation we aim to get you back into the financial position you were in before the accident so that you do not have to worry about meeting your obligations or supporting your family. This adds unnecessary stress and mental health issues on top of the physical pain and suffering you have been through. We aim to ensure you are awarded compensation that is fair and reflects the seriousness of your injuries.
If you are considering making a ladder fall claim our team of experts, no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in helping our clients claim compensation for their injuries. Call our team for a no obligation consultation today. If after discussing the details of your injury we feel you have a strong case for claiming compensation we will offer to represent you on a no win, no fee basis this means if for any reason your claim is not upheld you will not have to pay any solicitors fees. No win no fee solicitors exist to help people who would otherwise be unable to access legal services because of the cost of legal advice. We believe if you are owed compensation your financial hardship should not be a barrier to being able to claim the compensation you deserve after being injured through no fault of your own. Contact our ladder fall accident claims team for a no obligation consultation.