Many people are superstitious about walking under ladders, and with good reason, but perhaps not for the reason that they think. It is thought by some that walking under ladders brings bad luck, which is thought to date back to medieval times and the fact that ladders look a little bit like gallows. Whether or not there is any truth in this will be for each individual to decide, but it is best to avoid walking under ladders, or scaffolding for that matter, for an entirely different reason. If you are have been injured in a construction site accident, you may be able to make a no-win, no-fee, Dinas Powys accident at work claim.
Considering a no-win, no-fee Dinas Powys accident at work claim
Occasionally, clumsy workers carrying out their duties on ladders or scaffolding have been known to drop things. You won’t have to be a medical professional to imagine the consequences of a large piece of masonry falling from height onto a passers-by’s head.
There are times when it is impossible to avoid walking under a ladder or scaffold; if the only alternative would be to venture out into a busy road, for instance. If you were to be injured by something falling from a ladder or a structure of scaffolding, there will be a chance that you might be able to sue the company that erected it, or the business using it, for a no win no fee Dinas Powys accident at work claim.
As mentioned above, when it comes to scaffolding, you will need to ascertain which company was responsible for your injury before you go ahead with a personal injury compensation claim. If a section of the scaffolding itself fell off and hit you, taking action against the scaffolding company that erected it might be on the cards. If a worker from the company that is using it dropped something on you, taking action against that firm might be the route you need to go down.
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Date Published: 2nd September 2014
Author: David Brown