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Ladder Accident Claims

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Ladder accidents are very common; whilst many might result in minor bumps and scratches, some are ultimately more serious, even fatal, especially when used in an industrial setting. If you were injured on a ladder in a place of work, it may be that your employer is responsible for the accident and you might be entitled to compensation.

The danger of ladders

There are many different causes of ladder accidents including:

If you have been injured in an accident whilst working on or near a ladder, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.  Compensation can help massively towards helping you recover, especially in circumstances where you have to look for another line of employment if you’ve been left seriously injured, are unable to work long term, or have to take considerable time off for medical appointments.

Employer’s responsibility for health and safety

If your work role requires the use of a ladder then your employer has a number of duties to make sure that ladder accidents are prevented.

In order to prevent accidents employers must ensure:

If your employer has been negligent and you have suffered an injury because of this then you may be entitled to claim for compensation. Many employees are afraid to make a compensation claim in case they lose their job. In fact your employer must have insurance by law, which should cover the cost of your claim. It is also important to note that it is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you because you decide to make a claim.

Contact Hattons today

At Hattons Solicitors we can advise you of your options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim for compensation. We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at any time.

If you have suffered after an accident involving a liar and it wasn’t your fault our friendly legal team cab help, on 0800 298 9690, or alternatively, fill in the Claim Now form and we will be in touch.

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