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Our Work Injury Solicitors are able to support you if you have suffered because of negligence. Also, there is no financial risk to you as our work injury claims are funded by a No Win, No Fee agreement.
If you have been injured in an accident at work involving a fall from a ladder or height, you may be able to make a claim.
Whenever you are using a ladder at work, the Work at Height Regulations applies. This means that your employer/s have a legal duty to make sure that all work at height is properly planned.
Employers must also ensure that those working at height are either competent or supervised; that the risks of working on fragile surfaces (such as faulty roofs) are properly controlled; and that all items of equipment (such as ladders and harnesses) are properly inspected and maintained.
Moreover, employers should seek to avoid work at height for their employees if possible, and look for safer alternatives.
No matter where you work, your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe workplace and to ensure the potential for accidents is low. If you have suffered from an accident at work, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Aside from personal injury, suffering from an accident at work can also mean the stresses of financial losses, such as loss of earnings due to you not being able to work.
What types of Fall Injuries can I claim for?
Workplace ladders are obviously taller than domestic ladders meaning the risk of you suffering an injury is much higher.
When instructing you to work at height, your employer is under a duty to ensure that the ladder and any safety equipment are fit for purpose.
Ladders and stepladders, as well as scaffolding equipment, are tools that are frequently used when working at height. Unfortunately, these are often misused or used incorrectly.
Statistically, the great majority of ladder accidents at work result from using ladders that are broken, incorrectly maintained, or are in a state of disrepair.
Falls from a ladder can, and do, result in serious injuries.
The most common work-related accidents are:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Leg & Knee injuries
- Arm & Shoulder Injuries
What is the Working at Height Regulations for Workplace Accidents?
The Working at Height Regulations exists to protect you and your colleagues who regularly work on ladders, scaffolding, or who are otherwise at risk of falling from height while at work.
The regulations require, among other things, that employees who are expected to work at height are properly trained in the use of ladders and all appropriate safety equipment.
Employers are legally bound to ensure that employees are trained. The employees also need to make sure that the ladder is fit for purpose – including ensuring that the ladder is not damaged, bent or warped, and that the ladder’s feet are intact.
Ladder accidents resulting in falls can still occur even if the ladder is in good condition because you can slip or skid. So, employers are also legally bound to ensure that the environment in which ladders are to be used are kept free of spills or debris which may result in a ladder falling.
How does a Work Injury/ Fall from Height claim affect me?
Making a work injury claim for compensation can provide you and your family with the financial support and security you require. This is particularly important if your ability to work, either now or in the future, has been impacted or you are likely to require professional care.
Do I have to make a Claim for Work Injury/ Fall from Height claim?
We understand that most people don’t want to make a Work Injury claim against their Employer. You just want to get better but by making a claim you can help prevent similar mistakes in the future. A settlement may also go some way to assist in your rehabilitation and give you closure.
How can I make a claim for Work Injury/ Fall from Height claim?
A claim for work injury should be possible if you were injured whilst working for your employer in the last three years, and your employer was to blame (even partly).
With a wide range of experience covering common slips and trips to complex and serious injuries, our team are skilled in getting the best results for you.
Our No Win, No Fee service has helped hundreds of clients injured in a work-related accident and means there is no financial risk to you.
Can Treadstone Law help me make a Fall from Height claim?
If you have been injured as a result of a fall from height, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our solicitors at Treadstone Law will help you.
First of all, we need to know the important details about your accident, such as where and how the accident happened, and about your personal injuries.
If you received any medical treatment or there were any witnesses to the accident, particularly from work colleagues, we’ll ask for these details along with copies of any photos that were taken relating to the accident.
A no win, no fee personal injury solicitor that specialises in accident at work claims will review your case based on the details you provide, and assess how successful your work accident claim is likely to be.
If you require medical treatments and/or rehabilitation support after a work accident, it’s vital to contact us immediately so we can assist with your rehabilitation as soon as possible.
Why should I choose Treadstone Law to help me make a fall from height claim?
Our civil litigation department has over 20 years’ experience and a high success rate in making claims for clients like you against people who have wronged you (subject to approval we can act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE* basis).
Your claim for personal injury could get you the compensation you may be eligible for. As part of our process, we will need to see your supporting evidence straight away and assess the contents.
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