Most of us have had cause to use a ladder at one point or another. This might happen at work or it might occur at home for some reason. Ladders can be enormously useful in many different circumstances. Their primary purpose is to enable someone to reach a higher area than would otherwise be the case. However they are reliant on being used safely and in the proper manner at all times. If this is not done, there is the potential for them to cause accidents.
In the workplace people should receive training so as to avoid potential ladder injuries at work. Such injuries could mean a person might be injured badly enough to be off work for some period of time. There is also the possibility that someone could be killed if they fell off a high ladder, or fell and hit their head on something on the way down, or on the floor when they landed. As you can see it makes good sense to make sure the minimum of risk is present whenever someone is about to use a ladder of any kind in any situation at all.
What might happen as a consequence of a ladder injury?
Minor injuries may not take long to recover from. However in some cases someone might be more severely injured. They may have to stay in hospital to receive treatment and they might end up being off work for an extended period of time. There have also been cases – thankfully quite rare – where someone has been killed as the result of a fall from a ladder. In order to ensure the minimum of hazards are present when using a ladder of some kind, it is imperative that good safety measures are always in place.
Could we help give no-obligation advice following an accident?
Suffering a ladder-related accident is never a good thing. However if you find yourself in this situation it is good to get proper legal advice to determine whether a no win, no fee* claim for compensation could be worth starting.
Accident Advice Helpline can support you through our free 24/7 enquiry line that will give you access to our team of professional advisers. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and determine whether you might be able to bring such a claim against a negligent person for your accident. Don’t leave it too late!
Date Published: March 25, 2015
Author: David Brown