HSE reported that in 2013/2014 falls from height were the most common cause of fatalities and they accounted for nearly three in ten fatal injuries to workers. Although fatal injuries at work are declining, falls from height are still responsible for as many fatalities each year as those from over ten years ago. Falls from height include ladder fall injury statistics and if you would like to know more or find out about your right to compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Can you claim compensation for a ladder fall injury?
If you were injured after a ladder fall at work and you needed medical attention, you could be entitled to compensation. Did the accident happen in the last three years? Was someone else to blame? If so, we would suggest speaking to one of our team to find out more about your right to compensation.
More ladder fall injury statistics
The Ladder Association states that RIDDOR statistics released before the Work at Height Regulations of 2005 showed that 60% of falls at work were “low falls”, below head height, which infer that most were likely to be ladder falls. HSE reports that in the food and drinks industry, analysis of 150 falls from height showed that 40% of the falls were from ladders.
Work at Height Regulations (2005)
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 was created to prevent fatalities and injuries when working at height, and to educate those who are employing people who must work at height. Working at height may mean working on scaffolding, rooftops or using ladders or stepladders.
The regulations do not ban the use of ladders but they do state that risk assessments should be made and appropriate equipment is used and for as little time as possible. The equipment should be regularly inspected and well maintained. Those who use ladders, or work at height should be competent and the work planned at height should be organised.
Find out more about compensation claims
If after reading about ladder fall injury statistics you would like to find out more about making a claim for compensation, call our team at Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles).
We have helped many victims of ladder falls get compensation after they were hurt in an unfair accident and we could help you too.
Category: Fall from height claims