Ladder Accident at Work Compensation Claims
Have you suffered a Ladder Accident as a result of someone else’s negligence?
People using ladders as part of their everyday job rarely give them a second thought until an accident happens. Accidents involving a fall from a ladder, or where the ladder itself falls and crushes someone underneath, can often result in serious injury, which on occasion, can have a long-term impact on 'quality of life' and future earning potential, for those injured.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries because of a working accident involving ladders, then pursuing a compensation claim can help you on the road to recovery.
Here at SDS, we have worked with hundreds of tradespeople over the years who have been involved in accidents involving ladders. We will quickly assess your case and be able to tell you whether you have a claim for compensation. Our Accident at Work Solicitors are here to help you,
We offer a free no-obligation consultation, where we will advise you on whether we think your claim will be successful and how much compensation you are likely to receive. We will then provide our personal injury legal service on a No Win, No Fee basis so contact us today. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
If you believe an accident suffered whilst at work can be attributed to negligence, for example, your employer not adhering to the Work at Height Regulations, then you may have strong grounds to pursue a claim for financial compensation. There are many different circumstances that could warrant a personal injury claim.
The best way to know whether you have a solid case is to pick up the phone and speak directly with one of our legal experts who have first-hand experience of managing such cases to successful outcomes.
At Sheldon Davidson, we pride ourselves first and foremost on our compassionate approach. We understand that anyone who has suffered injuries need a legal professional who understands their suffering and who can empathise with their situation.
This is exactly what you will receive when you partner with Sheldon Davidson. We receive lots of feedback to this effect from satisfied clients who praise our compassionate and personal approach. So, if you’re looking for someone to fight your corner and give you a voice, so you can secure justice, then Sheldon Davidson are the partner for you.
Common Causes of Ladder Accidents
There are many different types of ladder accident and the specific circumstances of each are unique, but for the most part, they involve a fall from height and resulting injuries can range from mild to severe and in extreme cases ladder accidents can even be fatal.
There are common causes of ladder accidents and these include:
- Use during bad weather
- Use of damaged or faulty ladders
- Placement of the ladder on an unfit or uneven surface (causing the ladder to slip)
- Use of the wrong ladder for the task to be completed
- Improper training on how to use a ladder safely
- Over-reaching causing loss of balance
- Lack of Protective Gear
- Failure to lock the ladder
- Standing at the top of the ladder
Especially in the workplace employers are legally bound to safeguard against all of the above scenarios, which means that if you or a loved one has been injured in a similar scenario to those listed above then it is likely you will be entitled to pursue a claim for financial compensation.
Call and speak to one of our expert Accident at Work Lawyers today who can advise you based on your specific circumstances.
Injuries sustained in Ladder Accidents
Since most ladder accidents involve a fall from an elevated height, injuries range from minor to severe.
The severity of the injuries depends on various factors, such as the surface below, the height of the fall, whether protective gear was worn etc.
The eventual amount of compensation awarded will be commensurate with the type and severity of injuries sustained at the time of the accident and any long-term effects which may impede the person’s ability to live a full and active life.
Minor injuries could include: cuts, bruises, sprains which can easily be treated and have little or no long term effects.
Severe injuries could include: broken bones, severe head injuries, concussion, injuries that lead to amputation, internal organ injuries, all of which require extensive specialist medical care, have a lengthy recovery / rehabilitation period and can have whole of life implications for the injured person and their family.
How much can be claimed for a ladder accident injury?
Every personal injury claim is unique to the circumstances of the accident and the injuries sustained and as such it is not possible to provide a definitive figure upfront of what sum can be claimed. The best way to get an indication is to speak directly with one of our personal injury experts who have lots of experience in managing ladder accident cases. If the court does eventually award financial compensation the final sum will be considerate of two types of damages:
General Damages: this sum is awarded for the pain and suffering caused to the injured person and their immediate family and any resulting long-term effects, or psychological damage caused. This sum is difficult to put a definitive figure on.
Special Damages: this sum is awarded for actual costs incurred by the injured person as a result of the accident such as medical costs, travel expenses, loss of earnings, care provision in the home, adaptations to the home etc. Since this is based on actual costs it is much easier to calculate in terms of the expected final sum.
One thing you can be sure of with Sheldon Davidson acting on your behalf is that we will fight with all our legal might to maximise the final compensation sum awarded. As the go-to personal injury lawyers serving Greater Manchester, we have a track record of success that speaks for itself.
Pick up the phone and call us today and take the first step to secure the justice you deserve.
Why choose us?
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of non-fault incidents.
Our team of Accident at Work Claims Solicitors in Manchester, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
Our Injury at Work Lawyers, experienced in ladder accident claims, can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We specialise in no win no fee personal injury compensation claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
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