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Ladder Fall Compensation

The risk of falling from a ladder

There are many jobs or professions where one has to use ladders and there involves a risk of falling from heights. And falling from a ladder can result from mild injuries to very serious injuries. Many people blame themselves for falling from the ladder as mostly a disturbance in balance. However, a ladder may be faulty and the fall may be caused by the employer's negligence.

The laws covering the use of ladders at work

Working on ladders can be dangerous and Height Regulations were introduced to ensure the safety of professionals working with ladders. As per the heights regulation Act, the employer has a duty to assess the risks before sending an employee up a ladder. The employer has to assess all risks involved at work, draw up safety plans, and supervise the work which takes place. The employer should also provide safety equipment like helmets to avoid injury to the head in case of falling from the ladder.

Claiming compensation for ladder fall injuries

You can file a compensation claim against the employer if your employer fails in this duty of care towards you. There may be many reasons for fall from a ladder:

How we can help you?

Our personal injury lawyer will help in deciding whether you should file a compensation claim for a ladder fall. Your solicitor will analyze the circumstances and the impact the ladder fall injury had on you. You should gather details of your ladder fall accident, the names of any witnesses, and details of medical assistance needed after that. Our personal injury solicitor offers a No Win No Fee agreement to our clients. This means we charge only if you win your compensation claim and the fee will be charged from the compensation amount. Your legal advisor will give you transparent advice and help you get the maximum possible compensation based on your injuries.