Have you had a fall from a ladder?
If you have been involved in an accident which resulted in you falling from a ladder then you may have sustained quite serious injuries.
If you feel that the accident can, and should have been prevented; for example, if this occurred whilst you were at work, then our solicitors in High Wycombe may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
You can contact us today directly at the Accident Advice Helpline to find out more information about making a claim.
If you work at a height as part of your day to day job then you will already be aware what a hazardous experience this can be. Hopefully in this instance you will take all the necessary precautions possible to ensure your safety and your employer will support you with this. Even if you are not working on site at the time your employer is responsible for ensuring your safety. For example you may be working at home or at the business premises of a customer when you’re involved in an accident. Thankfully for you our solicitors in High Wycombe are well aware of the regulations that affect workers who are required to operate at heights (i.e. ladders, on roofs, scaffolding etc.)
Our solicitors in High Wycombe know that an employer is responsible for ensuring that:Open Claim Calculator
- A ladder should only be used if necessary. If work can be conducted at ground level then it should be. If possible more suitable equipment should be used instead of a ladder, such as scaffolding which is often more secure.
- If it is impossible to avoid using a ladder for example, if it is a quick and temporary job that does not warrant the use of scaffolding then an appropriate risk assessment should be conducted.
- When in use, the rungs and steps of the ladder must be horizontal. This means ensuring that the ladder is being used on a suitable flat and even surface.
- Anybody using the ladder should be appropriately trained to understand the correct position to put the ladder in prior to use.
- The ladder should be suitably secured prior to use.
- Ladders should not extend for more than nine meters without platforms.
If your employer fails to ensure any of the above points and you are injured as a result then your solicitor in High Wycombe will be able to initiate a claim against them.
Speak to a solicitor in High Wycombe for advice
If you are unsure about the best way to proceed with your claim, especially if you are unsure about making a claim against an employer, then the best thing you can do is contact a solicitor in High Wycombe today.
All of our solicitors operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis which means you will not be exposed to any financial risk at any point of the claim process. So, why not give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile)