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What damages can you claim if you fall from a faulty ladder? 

On Behalf of | Feb 3, 2023 | Personal Injury

You should be able to expect the items you buy to be fit for purpose. When you’re buying products that can cause a safety risk if they fail, it’s especially important that you know you can trust them to keep you safe. The problem is, this isn’t always the case. 

Ladder accidents can cause serious injury, especially if you’re working at a great height. Where the fall happens as a result of faulty equipment, you can claim for the losses you’ve suffered as a result of the injuries sustained. 

You can claim damages for a number of losses

Following an accident due to falling from a faulty ladder, you’re likely to accrue medical bills. These can be substantial depending on the nature of the injuries you sustain and if you need any surgery or time spent in the hospital. In your damages claim, you can try to recoup the cost of your medical bills. 

If you find yourself having to take time off work as a result of the accident, you can also make a claim for the loss of earnings and income you would have otherwise had if the accident hadn’t happened. 

In addition to the above, you can also make a claim for pain and suffering. This can be physical pain and the emotional anguish that such an accident can have. This is more difficult to quantify but it takes into account the impact that the fall has had on your ability to enjoy life. 

The repercussions of a ladder accident can be both physical and mental trauma. Seeking damages for your injuries from the manufacturer when the ladder was defective can help to give you the time you need to recover fully.