Ladder Fall Compensation Claims Information
Some jobs are more dangerous than others, that is a fact. For instance, construction jobs that require handling of heavy objects and have much risk of injuries due to dealing with dangerous tools, it can be potentially dangerous to the health of the worker.
In a case that you are the victim of an injury due to a ladder accident, you may have questions regarding your rights and on how to go about the process of securing your compensation for medical and other financial losses. Below are some of the questions answered to give you an overview of how a ladder fall compensation claim works.
Can I Make a Compensation Claim for a Ladder Fall?
Yes! If you have been the victim of an accident in the work place and the accident is a result of employer negligence, you can claim compensation for a ladder fall. It is recommended that the individual who is the victim files a claim for compensation immediately following the incident in order to make the process more efficient.
Keep in mind that there are quite a few different possibilities in the cause of your ladder fall injury. These reasons include: ladder being held up at the wrong angle, ladder being too small, ladder having insufficient support, and the wrong type of ladder being used for a purpose. Because it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure your safety, it is your right to claim compensation for financial losses you have gone through after your fall.
What are the Symptoms of a Ladder Fall Injury?
Symptoms and other indicators that you may need attention after your fall are many. However, it is highly recommended that you get a check-up even without apparent abnormalities. This is because sometimes injuries incurred from a fall may be extremely dangerous, but with no noticeable symptoms. Also, how you fell from the ladder determines the types of symptoms and pains you will experience.
Some common symptoms include severe pain when moving certain body parts. The pain is especially heightened in the body part that landed first during the fall. If landed on the head, there is a good chance you have sustained a sort of head injury. You may experience persistent headaches and difficulty focusing.
How Can I Make a Ladder Fall Compensation Claim?
Immediately following your fall and your diagnosis, it is recommended you get in touch with a ladder fall injury compensation lawyer or solicitor who will take you through the process of making a legal claim. This process involves gathering important details about your fall that will point to the negligence of the responsible party. Through completing the Particulars of the Claim form, you gather and inform the solicitor of all the details surrounding your fall. The court will review your documents and inform the responsible party of your claim.
How Long Do I Have to Claim Compensation for a Ladder Fall Injury?
Because most types of compensation claims take quite a bit of time to be processed, it is recommended that you file and begin the process as soon as you can. This is because you want to avoid waiting too long after the accident. This usually result in loss of evidence, especially bodily harm and other financial losses incurred.
Ladder Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
If you or someone your work with has been a victim of a ladder injury, you could be owed compensation. Use Tylers’ simple ladder injury compensation calculator below!
Minor Ladder Fall Injury Compensation Amounts
With all cases of ladder injuries being significant, this category is the less serious but you can still claim compensation nonetheless. If you have been suspect to a ladder fall injury but you’re expected to make a recovery within the next weeks, get in touch with us to start your case.
£1,760 to £10,180
Moderate Ladder Fall Injury Compensation Amounts
More moderate injuries sustained as the direct result of a ladder fall can significantly impede upon your everyday life. These type of injuries may also give you little choice but to put your career and work on hold.
£34,300 to £72,300
Serious Ladder Fall Injury Compensation Amounts
If your injuries fall into this category, the typical symptoms you’ll be going through are: the reduced ability to work, significant risk of epilepsy and a growing dependancy on other people to look after you and care for you.
Up to £80,000
Severe Ladder Fall Injury Compensation Amounts
In these severe cases, as a result of your ladder fall, it may result in a lowered life expectancy, sensory impairment, reduced ability to communicate and other factors. Get in touch with us today and we can help you through the process to get you the money you’re owed.
Up to £120,000
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Tylers to Make Ladder Fall Compensation Claims?
Tylers Solicitors are the best team of legal experts around and specialise in personal injury to help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand that in challenging times, money doesn’t solve everything but it does go a long way to helping and reducing stress, enabling you to deal with your worries better.
In need for the best solicitors team around to help you? Contact Tylers Solicitors today.
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Ladder Fall Compensation Claims Solicitor?
Yes, yes, we are! We have great belief that our services and our lawyers are experienced enough with the legal process to get you the compensation that you deserve. And if we are not able to do so, we are glad to say that you will pay no fee.
Where Can I Find Out More Information About a Ladder Fall Injury?
Naturally, you will have many question regarding your fall and other legal processes require of you as you attempt to file and follow through with your ladder fall compensation claim. You can call Tylers Solicitors for more information regarding injury claims in general in the United Kingdom, ladder fall injury claims included. On our website you may find information about how to go about the process which includes the initial filing of the claim all the way to the final process of a court hearing and the compensation process. Other additional good and useful information that can be found on the site include how the compensation sum is calculated. From this information, you can know the precise amount to expect as compensation.
Are Ladder Falls at Work Common?
Unfortunately, ladder falls at work are quite a common occurence. In most cases, an employer has done everything in their power to ensure the safety of the employee climbing up the ladder. However, in some cases, we’ve identified employers to be negligent and guilty of not providing enough PPE or safety instructions, which has resulted in a ladder fall.
There are a number of health and safety guidlines which must be followed such as the ‘three point’ safety guideline to avoid incidents and accidents from occurring
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