If you have had to climb a ladder at work before, it’s likely that you’ve been warned about the potential risks of getting injured. You may have been placed in danger unnecessarily resulting in a fall from a ladder at work. If you suffer injuries, you might eligible to claim compensation. You can claim from your employer for injuries, subsequent physiotherapy you need or time off work as a result resulting in loss of funds. That’s where Accident Advice Helpline comes in. With over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists, we are well equipped to help you claim for your injuries.
How might you fall from a ladder at work?
- Broken ladder. In some cases, the ladder being used is not in a safe condition and puts you in danger the moment you step on it. This makes your company or business liable for any personal injury you suffer as you are being put at risk unnecessarily.
- Wrong position for a ladder. Some people get injured when they fall from a ladder because it was placed the wrong way to reach the relevant area and would’ve been better served using a lift or crane. Again, the company or business which places you in this kind of danger is responsible for the injuries you suffer.
- Knocked off a ladder. If you’re on a ladder and you are working and someone bumps the ladder even slightly, there is every chance you could be sent falling. You are put in danger of suffering serious head trauma and spinal cord injuries when this happens and can claim compensation for this.
- Failing in duty of care. When you go to work, it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that you don’t suffer an injury due to negligence. Faulty ladders or those being used in the wrong scenario is the fault of the company.
Claim compensation for accidents at work
There are a wide range of scenarios in which you could get injured and if you have suffered any type of injury due to a circumstance that was out of your control within the last three years, call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take our 30-second test to establish if you are due compensation. We operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis which means you needn’t worry about exorbitant legal fees but can just focus on your recovery.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Accident Advice