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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident compensation lawyer in Somerset

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Somerset

    When you go to work, you want to climb the ladder of success. In some jobs, this involves climbing actual ladders – you might work somewhere that has a lot of shelving, for example. Should you suffer an accident carrying out this work, you may need the help of an accident compensation lawyer in Somerset.

    It doesn’t necessarily have to be a job that involves a high level of dangerous physical activity, either. You’ve probably seen library staff climbing ladders to put books back on shelves that are high up.

    Using a ladder is one thing that can put you at risk of injury, and if you do get injured at work because you’ve used a ladder, you could claim compensation through an accident compensation lawyer in Somerset.

    A safe working environment

    When you’re at work, it’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that you have a safe working environment. You should never be put at any unnecessary risk. This isn’t to say that risk can ever be eliminated – that’s incredibly difficult to do – but it should certainly be assessed and managed.

    If you get injured because your employer hasn’t provided you with a safe working environment, you could claim compensation through an accident compensation lawyer in Somerset.

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    Contacting an accident compensation lawyer in Somerset

    You can find your solicitor for your claim with ease when you choose Accident Advice Helpline. We have a hotline that’s open 24/7, so you can call one of these numbers whenever you like:

    • 0800 689 0500 from a landline
    • 0333 500 0993 from a mobile

    If your call isn’t answered, don’t worry – just leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and an advisor will be in touch. When you speak to your advisor, they will take your details and if you’re eligible to claim, they will pass them on to one of the no win no fee* injury lawyers who work on our legal team. Your claim will then start in earnest – and if you win, you’ll receive a payout.

    Minimising the risk of an accident

    The first question that needs to be asked when using a ladder is: does a ladder even need to be used? Could the task be done on the ground instead?

    If a ladder is essential, make sure that:

    • It is resting on a sound, non-slip surface, which can support the weight of the ladder plus the person climbing it
    • It is tall enough for you to gain access to another level, such as a platform, safely – if the top rung is level with the surface, it’s not long enough

    If you do have an accident, it’s likely to be a fall – and the injuries could be severe, especially if you fall from a considerable height on to a hard surface.

    But no matter how minor your injuries are, you could still make a claim – so call us now to get started with an accident compensation lawyer in Somerset.

    Date Published: 26th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.