What Is A Ladder Fall Claim?
Falls account for a large proportion of the personal injury claims made every year, and falls from a height are usually the most serious. Falling from a ladder can lead to very serious injuries, including spinal injuries, concussions and brain damage. If your ladder fall accident wasn’t your fault and you were injured as a result, you may be entitled to make a ladder fall compensation claim.
Common Ladder Falls
Our dedicated team of ladder fall claims solicitors are here to help you get compensation for your ladder fall. We know that the period immediately after a ladder fall 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.
Many people just like you are put off making a ladder fall compensation claim by the thought of the stress and hassle of the claims process. Our dedicated ladder fall claims specialists are here to help. We don’t think that making a claim should be stressful or time-consuming for you, so we take over all of that. We will take over the process of making your claim, leaving you free to concentrate on getting better.
If you are considering making a ladder fall compensation claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Making A Compensation Claim For Your Ladder Fall
Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to make your ladder fall compensation claim as stress free as possible. We offer a 24/7 service to make sure that you are able to access the help you need when you need it. You can start your ladder fall compensation claim with a single phone call. We are available for you to call or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing.
During this short conversation, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors will make sure that we understand the full details of your accident or injury. This allows us to provide you with the best possible advice. We will need to understand the circumstances surrounding your ladder fall, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This will allow us to give you personalised guidance as to the likelihood of your personal injury claim being successful and also how much compensation you can expect.
Our personal injury specialists are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork and admin required for your claim. We understand that our clients don’t want to spend their time completing endless forms and legal documents. We keep your workload to an absolute minimum and can even arrange home visits to help you through the small amount of paperwork that will need your personal signature.
Making a ladder fall compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
Average Compensation Payments For Ladder Falls
It is impossible to know in advance how much compensation will be awarded for a particular claim. Each ladder fall compensation claim is unique and the compensation obtained will be based on your personal circumstances. There are several different factors that are taken into consideration in all compensation claims, however.
The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your ladder fall. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of ladder fall claims specialists are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.
The second part of your ladder fall 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 fall. Ideally, this should mean that you are left in the same position as you would have been if your ladder fall 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.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert ladder fall claims solicitors have years of experience making sure that you are claiming for everything you deserve, giving you the best possible compensation claim to help you get your life back on track following your ladder fall.
How Long Does It Take To Make A Ladder Fall Compensation Claim?
Each ladder fall compensation claim is unique, and it is not possible to give an exact answer as to how long each one will take. We realise that it is important to you that your claim is finished as quickly as possible, to ensure that you can put your ladder fall behind you with the financial support you need.
Cases that are resolved quickly tend to take only a few weeks or months. Cases that are resolved quickly are usually very straightforward, where the other person accepts liability and where they are also keen to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Claims for less serious injuries also tend to be resolved more quickly, as the payments are smaller and it is less worth the effort of insurance companies fighting over every penny.
More complicated cases, where the other person disputes what has happened or where there are multiple different people who were to blame for your accident, can take significantly longer than this. If your personal injury compensation case has to go to court to be resolved, this can dramatically increase the time it takes to receive the compensation you deserve.
Can I Get Help With My Ladder Fall Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We believe that everyone is entitled to the legal help they need to make a ladder fall compensation claim. The time immediately following your ladder fall can be difficult, both emotionally and financially, so we don’t believe that you should have to make large, up-front payments or have to put yourself at financial risk to get the compensation you deserve.
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.
In a minority of cases, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. We will always let you know in the unlikely event that your ladder fall compensation case falls into this category and we will discuss the different funding options available to you to ensure that you are still able to access the help you need.
If you are thinking of making a ladder fall compensation claim, call now or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your ladder fall.
Will I Have To Pay For My Ladder Fall If I Lose My Compensation Claim?
You will definitely not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to obtain compensation on your behalf. We believe that this is absolutely essential in making sure that justice is available to everyone who suffers an accident or injury that wasn’t their fault. We want to make sure that you can seek the compensation you deserve without having to worry about the cost. If we cannot win your ladder fall compensation claim, you won’t have to pay anything at all.
What If My Ladder Fall Happened A While Ago? Is There A Time Limit On Making A Claim?
There is a deadline of two years to make a persona injury compensation claim. This is almost always measured from the date at which your accident or injury took place, but in some exceptional cases it can be from the date at which you realized that you had sustained an injury, if this was later. In general, it is better not to get too close to the deadline, as this leaves reduced time to negotiate. The best plan is to contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
There can sometimes be an advantage in waiting a little while before making a ladder fall compensation claim. Some injuries may take a while to fully appear or they may take far longer than expected to heal. It is always worth having conversations with our personal injury specialists as early as possible, however, as this gives you the best chance of forming a strong case and getting the compensation you deserve.
How A Ladder Fall Compensation Claim Works
Making a ladder fall compensation claim follows the same process for all kinds of personal injury claims.
You will want to make sure that you have access to the correct legal advice and assistance. Our specialised personal injury claims solicitors are able to provide you with all of the help and support you may need and are available 24/7. Call us or claim online to discuss your accident and to begin your ladder fall claim.
We, acting on your behalf, will write to the person you are taking action against, explaining that you believe that they were responsible for your ladder fall and that you are making a personal injury compensation claim against them. We will ask them to accept that they were legally responsible (liable) and give them a deadline by which they have to respond.
If your employer does not accept that they are to blame for your accident, we will set about proving this. We might request evidence from you, if you have any available, and we may also seek out other forms of evidence ourselves, such as taking photographs or seeking expert testimony. Accidents at work almost always result in the employer admitting liability.
Once we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your injuries is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
In the unusual situation that it is not possible to reach agreement, either because the other party refuses to accept that they are liable, or because it is not possible to find a compensation amount that both parties will accept, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve your personal injury compensation claim. This is very rare, and we will support you throughout the process if it does turn out to be necessary.
How To Begin Making A Ladder Fall Compensation Claim
Our clients are sometimes uncertain about whether to make a ladder fall compensation claim, following their ladder fall. This is understandable, as the process can seem daunting. Our hard-working team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help and guide you through the process step by step.
If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for your ladder fall, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Call us or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We can call you back at a time of your choosing, or even arrange a home visit if that would make your claim easier for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you.
We want to make sure that we fully understand your ladder fall 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.
Can I Claim Compensation For The Ladder Fall I Suffered?
Following a ladder fall, many people just like you are left unsure as to whether they should make a ladder fall compensation claim. There are a few conditions that are required before you are entitled to make a compensation claim, but they are very simple and most people will be able to claim.
The first essential requirement is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of a ladder fall 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 consideration when wondering whether you are able to make a ladder fall compensation claim is to think about who is responsible for your ladder fall. There must be someone else to blame for what happened to you, and this is the person or organisation that you will claim against. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer will almost certainly be the person at fault. This is because they have a legal responsibility to keep you safe and your injury demonstrates that they were unsuccessful in this task.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
The final thing to think about is whether the person responsible for your welfare put sufficient measures in place to protect you. Even if some steps were taken, you are still able to claim if these were not adequate for the circumstances you found yourself in.
If you have suffered a ladder fall and it wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation. Our ladder fall specialists want to help you get the payment you deserve, so call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Should I Do Following A Ladder Fall?
The most important thing to do after your ladder fall is to make sure that you are safe from further harm or injury and that you are getting the first aid or medical assistance you require. Once you have made sure that this is the case, there are some steps that you can take, if you feel that this is possible for you, which can help to provide additional evidence to support your ladder fall compensation claim.
One of the easiest and most important things that you can do following your ladder fall is to write down exactly what happened. This should include anything relevant in the lead up to your ladder fall, including anything that might have increased the risk of your ladder fall. Any details that you remember should be noted down, whether you think that they are relevant or not. This record means that you will have supporting evidence and helps to prevent you forgetting important details that might later be useful to support your compensation claim.
If there were witnesses to your ladder fall, it is also extremely useful if you make sure that you have their names and contact details. You are welcome to ask them to write down everything they can remember about the circumstances surrounding your ladder fall, but this is not essential as our dedicated team can easily do this for you if we are able to locate your witnesses.
You may also want to try to obtain photographs or videos which might be relevant to your case, especially of the location in which your ladder fall occurred, provided it is safe to do so.
Although these things can help to support your ladder fall claim, that doesn’t mean that you have to do them in order to get the compensation you deserve for your ladder fall. The most important step you can take in getting the best compensation claim possible is to call our ladder fall claims specialists today. Call us or claim online today to find out how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me?
We are dedicated to making sure that your ladder fall compensation claim is as simple and stress free as possible. We know that making a ladder fall compensation claim is stressful, so we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can get the legal advice and help you need, when you need it. Call or claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
Our highly trained teams take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your ladder fall. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your ladder fall (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from ladder fall claims specialists.
Our highly-experienced team of ladder fall claims solicitors are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your ladder fall compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a ladder fall claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
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