Do you need to make West Lancashire personal injury claims after falling from a ladder?
Despite the dangers, many people use ladders to carry out tasks around their homes. If, for example, you’re re-decorating, you may use a step ladder in order to access the ceiling or the top of the walls. Similarly, when people need to access their lofts or attic spaces, they often rely on a stepladder to do so.
Although people can fall off stepladders and suffer injuries, fortunately this isn’t too rare. Providing the stepladder is used properly, it should provide a stable base for someone to climb on so they are unlikely to fall. Of course, if the ladder is broken in some way, it may be more likely for people to fall or suffer an injury when using it. If the ladder is relatively new and you suspect that it is faulty, you may be able to make West Lancashire personal injury claims against the manufacturer, if you’re hurt whilst using it. If it can be shown that the fault or defect did cause your injuries, there’s a good chance that you will be awarded compensation after making your West Lancashire personal injury claims.
However, this isn’t the only type of ladders which can cause accidents or injuries. If you need to reach the outside of your property or your roof, you may need to use a longer ladder. Although people do often do this, it can be fairly dangerous, particularly if you aren’t used to heights.
In many cases, people will only use this type of equipment if they use it at work. In addition to being fully trained in how to use the equipment safely, they are likely to have experience and, therefore, are less likely to get hurt. However, even people who use these ladders to carry out their job roles can be hurt from time to time. If, for example, you’re instructed to use a ladder against a structurally unsafe building, it may not provide enough support for the ladder and you could fall as a result.
If you have been hurt at work whilst using this type of equipment and you don’t believe that you were at fault, you may find that you’re able to make West Lancashire personal injury claims against your employers. If they are eligible for the injuries you sustained, there is a good chance that your West Lancashire personal injury claims will be successful and you will be awarded compensation.
If you want to make West Lancashire personal injury claims today, or if you want to learn more about the claims process, we can help. Simply contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and speak to a member of our personal injury team today. Call Accident Advice Helpline now and you could be receiving compensation for your injuries sooner than you realise!
Date Published: 22nd September 2014