If you have fallen off a ladder, the consequences can be very devastating with severe injuries. If you are planning to seek compensation for a ladder fall, there are things that you should do to help your case. Otherwise you may find that you are really hurting your case before it gets started. Below are some tips that you should use to help your case get off to a good start.
Keep records of your expenses to include in your claim if you have fallen off a ladder
One of the most important things that you need to do when you are making a claim against someone is to keep accurate records of the expenses that you have paid. For example, get receipts for medications and other things that you have paid that you want to be reimbursed for due to your accident. For example, if you have to pay someone to walk your dog or clean your house, you can claim that as part of the money that you want. Just keep accurate records.
Keep records about the money you’ve lost
Another big thing that you will want to do is make sure that you are keeping records of the days that you are out of work because of your injuries from your accident. This may not just include your hourly wages but it also may include any compensation and commissions that you would have received had you been working. If you are injured and you were unable to work because of those injuries, you should be compensated for the money that you would have received.
Keep records about things that you have missed out on
One of the things that people don’t think about when they are trying to get compensation for an injury is that it’s possible that they have missed out on big life events because of the injury and because they were in the hospital.
For example, what if you had a holiday planned with your family? If you were badly injured in an accident, chances are that that holiday was cancelled. If you were in the hospital, you may not have been able to attend your child’s university graduation ceremony. These are all things that you should be compensated for.
The final thing that you should do when you want to seek compensation if you have fallen off a ladder is to find a solicitor. We understand that this can be hard, especially when you have so much on your mind. We can help you with this part of your claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll find you a solicitor from our in-house team who will be right for you.
If you’ve fallen off a ladder give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and let us assist you.
Date Published: 29th August 2013