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Ladder Injury Compensation Claims
Ladders are regularly used within the construction and building industries as a way of reaching high, difficult to access places. Inevitably however this can lead to a greater risk of falling, especially if the correct safety measures aren’t in place.
If you have suffered from a serious injury as a result of a ladder of step ladder fall that wasn’t your fault, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors at Grieves aim to win you the compensation you deserve. All of our cases are taken on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis meaning you get to keep 100% of the compensation.
If you believe you have a genuine case don’t hesitate getting in touch with Grieve Solicitors today on 0844 0747 644 or fill in an online enquiry form to find out how we can help with your case.
Common causes of ladder injuries at work
Even though ladders are regularly used on a daily basis within many industries, statistics have shown that there are an estimated 1,200 serious injuries in the UK every year due to an accident involving ladders.
Failing to follow basic safety precautions while using a ladder at work can be particularly dangerous and will often result in a work related injury. Most ladder accidents involve the victim falling from a considerable height, often causing serious damage including broken bones and head injuries. Other common injuries can also include:
- Lifting heavy loads up and down the ladder
- Being struck by falling loads and equipment
- Slips, trips and falls
- Lack of grip or footing
- Attempting to move the ladder while on it
- Overreaching on the ladder
Your employer has the responsibility under the Work at Height Regulations Act to make sure their employees are as safe as possible to prevent accidents from occurring. Ladders should only be used for periods of short duration and in circumstances where there is low risk or no alternative.
At Grieves Solicitors our experienced personal injury team have the skills and knowledge to provide impartial advice. If you have suffered from a ladder injury in the past three years which wasn’t your fault we advise you get in touch as soon as possible.
Making a ladder injury claim
If you have suffered an injury from a ladder fall due to your employer failing to provide proper training or safe, appropriate equipment then you could be entitled to claim for compensation.
A fall from height can leave you in serious pain as well as leaving permanent damage. Financial compensation is intended to support victims to cover:
- Loss of pay
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
It is also awarded to compensate the long term affects on the victim as many work related injuries often leave psychological damages such as loss of enjoyment and mental distress.
Begin your claim with Grieves Solicitors today
If you have suffered from a ladder injury, let Grieves Solicitors are here to help throughout the entire claims process. To find out how you could receive compensation call our personal injury lawyers on 0844 0747 644 or simply complete an online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation.