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Ladder Accidents

Falls from height are a major cause of serious injury in the workplace and in fact are the most frequent cause of fatal accidents. They are also one of the most common causes of serious and major industries.

A large proportion of these falls result from Ladder Accidents which occur throughout industry and are not necessarily confined to certain areas such as the building industry. However some 50% of deaths in the construction industry result from falls from height.

Causes of ladder accidents include:

  1. Movement of the ladder sideways or outwards often due to inadequate securing of the ladder
  2. Overreaching/overbalancing possibly caused by using ladder of incorrect length, use of ladder in unsuitable situation or wrongly positioned ladder
  3. Defects in ladder - eg. worn, damaged or dirty/greasy/oily rungs
  4. Falls as a result of carrying tools or equipment or other loads
  5. Falls while climbing on to or getting off the ladder
  6. Ladder being struck by vehicle or mobile plant

Although the use of ladders is commonplace in industry, misuse is also common and it is essential that correct training is given with adequate supervision.

Their are many regulations specifically relating to safety in the use of ladders and in addition to the requirement to comply with these, employers have a duty at Common Law to prevent injury to employees. A breach of duty or regulations may leave the employer liable at law to pay compensation to the injured person.

If you have been injured in a ladder accident or other fall from height in the last three years and would like to know whether you may be entitled to compensation, please complete the Application Form and we will provide a Free Legal Assessment of your claim. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Slip in Public House
Mrs C whilst walking towards the bar area slipped on the wet floor of a public house whilst walking towards the bar area. She fell awkwardly causing a complex fracture of her right wrist. The insurers denied liability alleging the floor was dry and that Mrs C was drunk and jumping on the dancefloor. Cooks obtained evidence refuting this and issued the claim at Court. Settlement was reached just prior to the trial when Mrs C was awarded £20,000.00 she said:
"I would just like to say thanks to the staff who have been first class explaining things to me all the way and keeping me informed."
Mrs C from Middlesbrough

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case