Stepladders are used in a variety of workplaces for different tasks, from reaching stock in the storeroom of a retail store to painting and decorating work. It’s important that equipment such as a stepladder is checked regularly for any defects, as a faulty stepladder could buckle and collapse, leading to serious injuries which could change your life.
If you have reported a faulty stepladder to your employer and they have failed to repair it or if you’ve been injured whilst using a ladder at your work that you didn’t realise was defective, you could claim stepladder accident compensation. It’s easy to make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline, as we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so even if you have been affected by loss of earnings after your accident, you can afford to make a claim with us.
Common stepladder injuries
You should carry out a pre-use check on a stepladder before each use, to check the platform, treads and steps for any issues. A faulty ladder could collapse, whilst a ladder with slippery or contaminated steps could lead to a slip and fall. Here are a few examples of stepladder accident compensation claims we have handled since we were established in 2000:
- Slipping on stepladder steps covered in paint, leading to head and back injuries
- Collapsing stepladder causing a fall from height leading to severe spinal injuries
- Facial injuries after a stepladder platform buckled whilst in use
- Broken bones after a stepladder collapsed due to a damaged platform
Whatever injuries you have sustained, it’s up to your employer to ensure that the equipment you use at work is safe to use. If they have failed to meet their responsibilities, then they could be held liable for your accident and injuries.
How much compensation will you receive?
You may have escaped with cuts and bruises after your stepladder collapsed, or you might have sustained a serious back injury which could cause you pain for the rest of your life. Either way, Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you’re compensated for your pain and suffering. The amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on the extent of your injuries as well as any loss of earnings you have suffered after taking time off work because of your accident. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out today if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton