How to tell if you’re entitled to compensation with our solicitors in Peacehaven after a fall from a ladder
Ladder falls and falls in general are something nobody would like to experience in their lifetime. Unfortunately, accidents happen all the time and falling from a ladder is one of the most come accident types. Over 10,000 people fall from ladders every year and sometimes the injuries can be devastating. If you can’t determine on your own if you’re entitled to compensation or not, make sure you contact our solicitors in Peacehaven to get professional advice.
Being entitled to compensation after falling from a ladder is usually a case of determining whose fault it was that the accident happened.
Let’s say you are in your own house and decide the windows on the second floor need cleaning. You get up, take a ladder, lean it against your house, climb the ladder and start cleaning. Eventually you notice that you can’t quite reach one of the windows safely, but it’s too much work to climb down from the ladder and move it so you decide to take the risk.
While you reach for the dirty window, you lose control and you fall down breaking your arm and hurting your head in the process.
In this case you are not entitled to compensation as the accident didn’t happen in a public place or at work and more or less it was your own doing.
On the other hand, if you’re working as a construction worker for example, and you climb a high ladder to do your job every day, you will be entitled to compensation for your injuries if this ladder breaks.
The good news here is that you will not lose your job if you make a claim for compensation. Contrary to popular belief, employers don’t pay the compensation money from their pockets. The money comes from the insurance company so if you have been in such an accident, make your claim to recover costs and lost earnings. Each one of our solicitors in Peacehaven will give you expert advice on how to proceed in such a situation.
After you have determined that you are entitled to compensation you need to figure out how much exactly it is going to be. Everything should be carefully taken into consideration here so make sure you keep all receipts for expenses such as medical treatment expenses.
To talk to professional solicitors in Peacehaven who will start your claim for compensation on a 100% no win no fee basis you can contact one of our own solicitors in Peacehaven or reach the 24/7 Accident Advice Helpline on 0333 500 0993 and 0800 689 0500. To get a call back from a professional, text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 8th October 2014
Author: David Brown