LADDER ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
Ladder Accident – Industrial Injury Compensation Claims
Over 40,000 people attend the accident and emergency department of a local hospital each year in the UK after sustaining injury related to a ladder accident. Every week there are over 50 serious injuries and 50 people are killed falling from ladders every year. Whilst some of these incidents are domestic, a large percentage of ladder accidents occur in the workplace caused most frequently as a result of employers failing to ensure that their workers are adequately trained. Another major cause of ladder accidents relates to unsuitable, unsafe or improperly maintained equipment or unsafe procedures that are not adequate for the task in hand.
Ladder Accident Compensation - Basic Safety Issues
There are several basic aspects to ladder safety that employers are required to follow when ladders are being used at work. The ladder should be rested on a stable surface, it should be in a safe working condition and well maintained and its construction material sufficiently strong. In addition all industrial procedures are required by law to be the subject of a detailed risk assesment that should identify sources of danger thereby allowing the opportunity to alleviate the source of a potential problem. If an accident causing personal injury to an employee occurs as a result of the employer’s failure to meet these basic ladder safety requirements, then the injured person may make a claim against their employer for compensation.
No Fault Ladder Accident & Vicarious Liability
Some ladder accidents are the result of unavoidable human error. An unlucky slip by someone with adequate ladder training, who is using perfectly safe equipment in a safe environment, will not usually result in a successful claim for compensation against the employer. It should however be noted that if a negligent co-worker causes an accident then the employer is liable for the co-workers actions under the doctrine of 'vicarious liability' and as such becomes liable in negligence to settle the claim and pay compensation for personal injury.
No Win No Fee Ladder Accident Compensation Claims
If you were involved in a ladder accident at work, resulting in personal injury, and did not receive adequate training or the equipment you were using was deemed unsafe, or a negligent co-worker caused the accident then your employer may be liable and you may be entitled to claim compensation. For free advice on no win no fee compensation claims just call the helpline and a specialist solicitor will give free advice on how to preserve your legal right to compensation.
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