There’s no doubt about it – ladders can be enormously useful in all kinds of situations. They can help us reach windows on the top level of a property, or reach shelves that would otherwise be out of reach. In fact, if you didn’t have access to a ladder, there are many things you wouldn’t be able to do.
There is a chance you might use ladders at work. If so, your employer is responsible for making sure those ladders are in good condition and ready to use whenever required. Any ladder that is substandard or needing repair should be taken out of service before it has a chance to cause anyone injury.
Injuries that could potentially occur if you fell from a faulty ladder
If you did experience this type of fall, crush injuries could be quite likely to occur. It would depend on the height you fell from and how you fell, but all in all it could potentially be quite a nasty experience. Broken bones, concussion and cuts and bruises could all reasonably be expected. You may get away with just a few injuries or they could be more serious than that.
In some cases, you may use a ladder at home and experience a fall. If the ladder is brand new and it is found to be in poor condition or not made or designed to the proper specifications, this might mean the manufacturer is potentially at fault. Faulty ladders are very uncommon in this instance, but it is worth considering how your accident happened if you fell from a faulty ladder at any point in the last three years.
What can we do to help?
When you call Accident Advice Helpline, you have an opportunity to gain access to proper legal advice. This means you can speak with one of our expert advisors – someone with knowledge of how likely it is you could claim successfully for your injuries.
In short, the best course of action would be to call us on 0800 689 0500 to get things started. There is no charge for this, and the information we provide puts you under no obligation to continue. If you do have a case, we could recommend working with a lawyer who can handle everything on your behalf. Make a call now and you can find out where you stand.
Category: Defective equipment accident claims