If you want to launch a Derbyshire no win no fee* accident injury claim, before you do, you must first make sure that someone else is to blame for the incident. Many people get injured by falling off ladders. But in many instances, (and in the cases of accidents in the home in particular), it is either down to ignorance in terms of how to use a ladder safely, or negligence.
People take silly risks
If you are injured in a fall from a ladder in the workplace, it’s far more likely that your employer is responsible; especially if you have not had proper instructions into the safe use of ladders, or the ladder wasn’t fitted with rubber safety feet. But it has to be said that sometimes people simply ask for trouble. Take the recent case of a 25-year-old roofing worker in Southampton as an example.
Working from a ladder on the roof of a transit van
The 25-year-old was spotted setting up his ladder from the roof of a transit van. It’s something that many people do in order to gain a little extra height. It is however an extremely dangerous practice. Safe ladder use dictates that (a) the foot of the ladder should be secured if possible, and (b) the top of the ladder should be tied off against a firm anchor point. The man in the Southampton incident had done neither.
The problem with this sort of incident (which took place on the High Street where the man was painting a fascia board on the 3rd floor), is that it’s not just the person on the ladder who could be injured. Any passers-by walking below could also be easily injured, either by a falling body, or a dropped can of paint or some other sort of tool.
HSE received anonymous tip-off
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) had received an anonymous tip-off from a member of the public. They photographed the incident, also noting that the vehicle on which the ladder was stood was parked on double yellow lines on a bus stop in a busy main traffic thoroughfare. The HSE concluded that:Open Claim Calculator
- A street licence should have been sought
- A scaffold tower or mobile platform should have been used
- The area immediately underneath and adjacent to the scaffold/platform should have been cordoned off to prevent public unauthorised access
Benefit from launching your Derbyshire no win no fee* accident injury claim via AAH
If you’ve been injured in a Derbyshire fall from ladder incident, and someone else is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with the launching of a Derbyshire no win no fee* accident injury claim. The benefits of working with AAH include:
- The ability to pre-value your claim using our 30 second website based HOW MUCH compensation calculator
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