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Ladder Fall Injury Lawyers & Ladder Accident Claims
Ladders are regularly used within the construction and building industries and are a common cause of accidents because there is 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 fall that wasn't your fault, you might be able to make a claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors at Grieves will be able to assist you throughout proceedings, and all of our cases are taken on a no-win, no-fee basis meaning you won't have to pay out if you don't win.
If you believe you have a genuine case to make a ladder injury claim, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0800 0747 644 or fill in an online enquiry form to find out how we can help with your case.
The Work Accident Claims team at Grieves Solicitors in Huddersfield and a leading Personal Injury Solicitors firm in Yorkshire and we are accredited as senior personal injury litigators by the Law Society.
Common causes of accidents
Even though they are 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 will often result in a work-related injury. Most work accidents involve the victim falling from a considerable height, and can often cause serious damage, including broken bones and head injuries. Other common causes of injuries include:
- Lifting heavy loads up and down
- Being struck by falling loads and equipment
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Lack of grip or footing
- Attempting to move the ladder while on it
- Ladders falling on to someone working below
Employers have the responsibility under the Work at Height Regulations Act to make sure their employees are as safe as possible at all times. 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 team has the skills and knowledge to provide impartial legal advice. If you have suffered from an injury in the past three years which wasn't your fault, we advise you get in touch as soon as possible.
Making a claim
A fall from height can leave you in serious pain and may cause 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 effects on the victim as many work-related injuries often leave psychological damages, such as loss of enjoyment and mental distress.
How much compensation will I get for a Ladder Accident Claim?
The final valuation of your Compensation settlement for an injury caused by falling from a ladder or having a ladder fall on you will differ from person to person, every case is individual in its own way. Certainly the most important aspect for the courts to consider is the seriousness of your injuries and to what extent your injuries will influence your ability to make a full recovery, lead an independent life and return to work.
Compensation awards comprise two elements:
- General Damages - to compensate for the loss of amenity, pain & suffering
- Special Damages - to compensate for financial losses or future costs incurred as a direct result of the injury
Our Accident at work Compensation Calculator will provide provisional guideline figures on how much compensation you may receive for the 'general damages' element of the final compensation award.
Contact Grieves Solicitors today
If you have suffered from a ladder injury, let Grieves Solicitors help you throughout the entire claims process. To find out how you could receive call our lawyers on 0800 0747 644 or simply complete an online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation.