Ladder Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors
Anyone who uses ladders regularly as part of their job rarely gives them a second thought until an accident happens. Ladder related injuries can be severe, often with long-term consequences but if you have been hurt through no fault of your own then you may be able to pursue a compensation claim to help you on the road to recovery.
At PSR Solicitors, our personal injury specialists are here to help. We guarantee to respond within one hour of your initial enquiry, or the next working day if you contact us outside of office hours, as we don’t believe you should have to wait for the legal support that you need.
We can offer you a free no-obligation consultation, where we will advise you on whether we think your claim will be successful and how much compensation you are likely to receive. We will then provide our personal injury legal service on a No Win, No Fee basis so contact us today. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
About ladder accidents
Ladders are an essential part of many manual jobs and are commonplace at work and around the home. When accidents involving ladders happen however they can be serious, particularly as they often involve falling from a height.
Many injuries are sustained as a result of poorly maintained or damaged ladders and include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
Insufficient training in the workplace and inadequate protective clothing are also factors in the number of ladder-related accidents and so it is very likely that you employer is liable for what has happened and that you are entitled to make a compensation claim.
Many of the injuries sustained often result in lengthy recovery periods and subsequent loss of earnings but your compensation award is designed to protect you financially and provide you with the best in medical care.
About compensation claims
If you have suffered an injury at work through no fault of your own then you are entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. The amount you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries, the impact on your earning potential and whether your injuries are short-term or permanent.
Your final settlement is there to not only recognise the pain and suffering that has been caused but also to help you in practical ways by covering:
Your compensation will be vital for your recovery, financial security and independence so make sure you instruct the experts to give you the best chance of receiving every penny to which you are entitled.
At PSR Solicitors we are highly experienced in managing personal injury claims and securing the maximum compensation amount available. Our personal injury services have been accredited by the Law Society, which has also granted us the Lexcel Practise Management Standard for excellent legal provision. We find ourselves frequently recommended by others and pride ourselves in providing the very highest quality legal advice to each and every one of our clients.
As your personal injury law firm, we will be unwavering in our commitment to achieving the very best financial package possible on your behalf. We will also arrange for you to receive interim payments while your claim is being processed to ensure that you don’t struggle financially because of your accident.
We will co-ordinate any medical care you require and will advise on benefits and personal injury trusts to protect your financial interests. It is a common misconception that all law firms provide an exceptional legal service but sadly that is not the case.
Personal injury claims are now frequently handled by unqualified fee earners with thousands in compensation being lost every day as a result. By choosing to work with PSR, you are guaranteed a dedicated solicitor with the expertise to successfully negotiate with insurance companies and avoid the pitfalls that they can often present.
Your personal injury claim is a serious business so entrust it to a specialist team for the best results.
What does the law say?
When it comes to your health and safety at work your employer is bound by the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, which is clear about the legal requirements they must fulfil including provision of:
- A safe working environment including safe equipment and machinery.
- Protective clothing such as hard hats and boots.
- Thorough and regular risk assessments.
- Adequate training.
Ladders are a key part of your work equipment and it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that they are safe to use and fit for purpose. As with any other piece of equipment they should be regularly checker for damage and you should be correctly trained to avoid over-reaching, incorrect-placement and problems with the locking system.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2006 was also put in place to protect those specifically working at a height and is clear that where such work is unavoidable all necessary safety measures are put in place and adhered to. If your employer does not comply with any of the regulations and you are injured as a result then you will be able to make a claim.
Contact the experts
Established in 2009, we are recognised as the leading personal injury specialists across North Wales and Cheshire. We have offices in Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Rhyl, Shotton and Wrexham and are easily accessible by road or rail. We understand your injury may make travel difficult however so we can visit you at home or in hospital to make everything as straightforward as possible for you.
For more help and information contact us today, where one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss everything with you and talk to you about the next steps to take.
With offices in Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Shotton (Deeside) and Ellesmere Port, PSR are a leading practice of Personal Injury Solicitors and Injury Solicitors in Cheshire. We regularly act for clients on ladder injury claims across North Wales, Cheshire, Liverpool and Merseyside. As a recognised injury claims specialist we can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We will respond to any query within one hour of normal office hours, or the next working day if you contact us during the evening or at the weekend.
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