Ladder Accident Claims
Falling from height remains the biggest cause of workplace accident fatalities in the UK. Many of these accidents involve ladders and many could and should have been prevented.
All ladders are not the same. That sounds obvious doesn’t it? However time and time again employers and employees alike use the wrong ladders for the wrong jobs and while that may cause no problems 99 times out of 100, what happens if you are the unlucky 1?
Should you be using a step ladder for that job? Or maybe an extension ladder? An articulated ladder perhaps?
Is a wood ladder as good as a fibreglass one? Should steel ladders never be used on certain jobs? Is an aluminium ladder strong enough to be used at height?
Is the ladder properly secured? Do you have the right safety equipment and have you been trained to use it?
Should you even be using a ladder at all or should scaffold be erected instead?
All of the above questions should be considered before you even put a foot on the bottom rung. All too often they are not and we just ‘make do’ with what we have in front of us in order to get the job done and move on to the next one. That is exactly how and why accidents occur. We put our trust in our employers to ensure that we have the right tools for the job – including the right ladders in good repair and good working order. If your employer lets you down then you can be sure that Russell Worth won’t.
We’re here to help – contact us today.
Free Legal Advice
If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for a personal injury sustained in the armed forces, then call our personal injury claims team for free for no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition, talk to you about what’s happened and can tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation or not.
Call us 24/7 on 0800 028 2060.
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