Ladder Accident Claims

Ladder Accident Claims Explained?

Ladder accidents are some of the most common accidents that typically happen at work. Working at any kind of height can be dangerous, as falls can be painful and can cause long-lasting injuries. Ladders, in particular, carry a significant risk, as they are less secure than some other options, such as scaffolding. A ladder accident claim is a way for you to get the compensation you need to help you recover from your ladder accident.

The most common causes of ladder accidents, and ladder accident compensation claims, are faulty equipment or carelessness in the workplace. Problems with equipment can be due to the wrong type of ladder being provided, or due it not being properly maintained. Carelessness or negligence could include insufficient staffing levels, asking you to perform unsafe tasks or not providing sufficient training. No matter what the cause, if your ladder accident was someone else’s fault, you’re able to make a ladder accident claim.

Our Ladder Injury Claims Team Are Here To Help

Our dedicated team of ladder accident claims solicitors are here to help you get compensation for your ladder accident. We know that the period immediately after a ladder accident can be particularly stressful, as you take the time to recover. For many of our clients, this can also be a period of financial hardship, if they are forced to take some time off work to allow them to heal.

Making a ladder accident compensation claim can seem daunting, as if you are just adding another source of stress into this difficult time. With our friendly, approachable team, you won’t need to worry about a thing. We can take all of the administrative burden, getting you the compensation you deserve without you having to lift a finger.

If you would like more information about making a no win no fee ladder accident compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can even arrange a free call-back service or a home visit if you prefer.

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How To Respond Following A Ladder Accident

The most important consideration following your ladder accident is keeping yourself safe. Make sure that you are out of any additional danger and that you have access to any first aid or medical assistance you may require. Once you have dealt with those absolute priorities, however, there are a few things you can do that might help to provide additional support for your ladder accident compensation claims.

The most important thing that you need to support your ladder accident compensation claim is a clear understanding of what happened, before, during and immediately after your ladder accident. In order to make sure that you don’t forget any of the little details which might be relevant at a later date, it is often helpful to make sure that you have a written record of the events surrounding your ladder accident. This should include any details that you can remember, even if you don’t think that they are important.

Do You Have Any Witnesses To Your Ladder Accident?

You might also want to make sure that you have the names and addresses of anyone who saw what happened. This is important as it will help us to have evidence to support your description of what happened, and can be vital in making a strong case. You are welcome to get a written statement from them, but we are also able to do this for you if you would prefer.

Photographs and videos also provide very strong corroborating evidence for your ladder accident claim. If you are in a position to take pictures or videos of the area in which your ladder accident happened and if it is safe to do so, it can be very helpful for your case to be able to provide these.

These are all things that can make it easier to make a ladder accident compensation claim. If any of these are difficult for you, please don’t worry. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day to help you. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online now.

Compensation Amounts For Ladder Accident Claims

Every ladder accident is unique, and this means that every compensation claim is also unique. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has had on your life. There are some common factors in ladder accident compensation claims, however.

Every compensation claim, including ladder accident compensation claims, can be divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by a governing body known as the Judicial College. This covers the pain and distress you have suffered as a result of your ladder accident. The Judicial College sets a range of payments that are considered typical for a particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, however, meaning that it can be difficult for you to where your ladder accident will fall within that range. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can help make sense of these ranges for you.

Special Damages For Ladder Accident Claims

The second part of your ladder accident compensation claim is the more variable part. This is designed to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your ladder accident. Ideally, this should mean that you are left in the same position as you would have been if your ladder accident had not happened. This includes compensating you for the loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period while you recover, and even for the loss of potential future earnings if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former line of work. Additionally, you can claim for any expenses you might have incurred as a result of what happened to you, including any additional transportation costs, care you may have had to pay for and rehabilitation help that you have needed to access privately, such as physiotherapy. In the case of very serious injuries, you may also be able to claim for modifications to your home and vehicle to allow you get your life back as close as possible to where it was before.

In many cases, the second part of your ladder accident compensation claim can be substantially larger than the first part. Working with our expert team of ladder accident claims specialists means that you can be sure that you are claiming everything you are entitled to. If you would like to discuss the amount of compensation you might receive as a result of your ladder accident, or if you are ready to begin your ladder accident compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now.

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How Can Free Legal Justice Help With Ladder Accident Claims?

Making a ladder accident claim can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. At Free Legal Justice, we want to take the stress and worry out of making a ladder accident compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.

It only takes a short call to start the process of making your ladder accident claim. During this call, our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen carefully to everything you tell us, making sure that we understand the full extent of your injuries, the causes of your ladder accident and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This allows us to give you the kind of detailed and personalised advice we believe you deserve.

Our Ladder Claims Team Do All The Paperwork

Our expert teams are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your ladder accident compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.

We believe that everyone is entitled to expert legal advice to help with their ladder accident compensation claim. Call us now to see how easy it can be.

No Win No Fee Ladder Accident Claims

One of the most daunting aspects of making a ladder accident compensation claim is the risk of high legal fees, especially if there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful. At Free Legal Justice, we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of trying to get the justice you deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.

When you take on a no win no fee personal injury claims solicitor, you don’t have to pay anything until we get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure your compensation payment, you won’t have to pay anything. This is important, as it means that you will never be left financially worse off for seeking the compensation you are entitled to. We also cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know in advance how much you will receive when you are offered a compensation amount and you will always receive the vast majority of any money paid out.

Not All Claims Are No Win No Fee

Under some circumstances, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If this is the case for your ladder accident, we will make sure that you know as soon as possible and we will suggest alternative funding options.

If you are thinking about making a ladder accident compensation claim, we want to help you. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now and let our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Can I Lose My Job As A Result Of Making A Ladder Accident Compensation Claim?

Legally, your employer is not allowed to take any action against you to punish you in any way for making a compensation claim following your ladder accident. This includes not giving you promotion opportunities you would otherwise have had, changing your job to one that you like less, firing you or making your workplace so unpleasant that you resign (this last one is known as constructive dismissal).

Good employers would never want to punish an employee for seeking the compensation they are entitled to. The compensation you deserve is there to help you get your life back on track after your ladder accident, not to punish your employer, and almost all employers understand this.

You Making A Claim Can Make The Workplace Safer!

If your employer has not been taking health and safety seriously enough, making a ladder accident compensation claim can help to keep your colleagues safe as well. Once they realise that your ladder accident is a serious incident, and that you are making a compensation claim, they will usually begin to pay much more attention to the safety of you and your colleagues.

You can also be sure that your ladder accident claim is not impacting the long-term financial health of the company you work for. They are required to take our Employers Liability Insurance, which covers them for all accidents at work. This insurance means that you should never feel pressured into not making a ladder accident compensation claim on the basis that you and your colleagues may be out of work if the company is not able to pay.

If you are ready to begin your ladder accident compensation claim, or if you have any questions, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We are available 24/7 to make sure that you get the expert help you need.

How Making A Ladder Accident Compensation Claim Works

In order to make a ladder accident compensation claim, you will need to follow the standard process for making any personal injury compensation claim.

Before making a ladder accident compensation claim, it can be important to get some legal advice and help. Our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day to make sure that you can access the support you need. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to give yourself the best possible chance of getting the compensation you need.

We Write To The Other Side For You

We will write to the person to blame for your ladder accident on your behalf. We inform them that you are making a compensation claim for your ladder accident and that you hold them responsible. We give them a deadline by which they need to either accept that this is true, or provide an explanation as to why they disagree.

If the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame in your ladder accident, we will find and send evidence to support your claim. This might include photographs of the location in which your ladder accident took place, a copy of the company’s accident book, witness statements and anything else that might be relevant. For workplace accidents in particular, it is very unusual for liability to be disputed for long.

We Start Negotiations To How Much Your Claim Is Worth

When we have established with the other party that they were to blame for your ladder accident, we will then begin negotiations to decide how much compensation is fair following your ladder accident. There are many tactics and techniques used by the other side to try to convince you to accept a lower amount than you are entitled to. Whether to accept or reject an offer of compensation is always up to you, but our expert guidance and advice will allow you to be sure that the amount you agree to is a fair reflection of what you are entitled to.

Sometimes, claims will have to go to court to be judged, rather than being settled in the process described above. This is very rare, but it happens if the other person refuses to accept that they were responsible for your ladder accident, or if it is not possible to agree on a fair amount of compensation. If this happens in your case, we will be with you throughout the process, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Only once the compensation has been agreed and paid do we take our fees, which are a percentage of your compensation payment. You will always receive the vast majority of your payment, to help give you the financial support you need to be able to concentrate on your recovery after your ladder accident.

How Do I Start Making A Ladder Accident Compensation Claim?

Making a ladder accident claim can seem daunting. It can be hard to decide whether to go ahead with making a claim, and you may be unsure who to trust. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to make their ladder accident compensation claims.

If you are ready to make a ladder accident compensation claim, the first thing to do is to call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to help you begin your claim. Call us free on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, please use 0121 565 4317, which is included in the free minutes if you have a contract. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.

We Listen To All Our Clients

We want to make sure that we fully understand your ladder accident compensation claim. During our conversation, we will listen to the details of what has happened to you, including the full extent of your injuries, the ways in which these injuries have impacted your life and all of the circumstances surrounding the event itself, especially anything that demonstrates who was to blame. This allows us to give you an accurate estimate as to how much compensation you can expect, as well as how likely it is that we can win your case.

Will It Take Long To Complete My Ladder Accident Compensation Claim?

Ladder accident compensation claims can take very different amounts of time to complete, which reflects the unique nature of each case. We appreciate that you shouldn’t have to wait for the compensation you deserve, so we work tirelessly to ensure that you get the payment you need to put your ladder accident behind you as quickly as possible.

Cases that are resolved quickly can take as little as just a few weeks. For a case to completed this fast, it has to be very simple and the other party will have accepted that they were to blame for your ladder accident almost straight away. This removes the need for time-consuming tasks such as gathering evidence and demonstrating who was responsible for what happened to you. These cases are usually for less serious injuries involving smaller sums of money, as this reduces the incentive for the other party to put significant effort into reducing your claim through negotiation.

If your ladder accident claim involves a very serious injury or if it is not completely clear exactly who was responsible for your ladder accident, your case is likely to be much more complicated and may take significantly longer to be resolved. If your claim cannot be settled out of court, it will take even longer.

Does My Ladder Accident Need To Be Recorded In The Accident Book?

Your employer is required to keep an accident book, which is used to record all accidents that happen at work. These should be recorded as soon as possible after your ladder accident, to make sure that the information is clear in your mind. Near misses, where an injury could easily have occurred but thankfully did not, should also be recorded in here. This allows the accident book to provide an accurate record of a company’s health and safety practices.

Although all accidents must be recorded in the accident book, this doesn’t always happen. If an accident or injury is very serious, the most important thing is to look after the person who has been hurt. In these cases, the accident book may be forgotten and filled out later. Sometimes, however, an employer deliberately fails to record an accident or injury in the accident book, in the hopes that they will be able to deny that it took place.

Was Your Accident Written In The Accident Book?

The accident book can be useful evidence in your ladder accident compensation claim, but it is not essential. Many compensation claims are made all the time using a wide variety of different types of evidence, such as statements from people who saw what happened or evidence from medical professionals who treated you for your injuries. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience finding the right evidence to support your claim.

If you find that your ladder accident is missing from the accident book, it is important that you email your manager or a member of HR and ask them to make sure that it is recorded appropriately. If this was only an oversight, they will quickly fix the situation. If your employer is attempting to act dishonestly, however, you will be able to show your emails as evidence, and they will need to explain to the court why they failed to keep their records in the way they are legally required to.

Am I Entitled To Compensation For My Ladder Accident?

It can be difficult to know whether you are entitled to make a ladder accident compensation claim. There are few conditions that must be met for you to make a compensation claim.

The first essential requirement is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of a ladder accident that you have experienced. Narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming and worrying, but you are only able to claim compensation for the damage you have actually sustained.

The next thing to consider when trying to work out whether you are able to make a ladder accident compensation claim is who was to blame for what happened to you. In order to make a claim, there must have been someone at fault. They do not need to have been the immediate cause of what happened, but they do need to have been responsible for your welfare in some way. If your accident occurred at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal obligation to ensure that you are safe.

Your Employer Must Make The Workplace Safe!

The person or organisation at fault in your ladder accident claim must have been able to anticipate, at least to some degree, what happened to you. They do not need to have actually predicted it, but it should have been something that was sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in the same position could have anticipated it.

The last part of the requirements for making a ladder accident compensation claim is whether the other party took sufficient action to help improve the situation. Even if they did put some measures in place to improve the health and safety situation, you are still able to make a claim if these were not sufficient.

Contact Our Ladder Accident Claims Team Today!

If you were the victim of a ladder accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our expert team of ladder accident specialists on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.

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