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

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2023 | Products Liability

You should be able to expect that the items you buy are “fit for purpose.” When you’re buying products that can cause a safety risk if they fail, it’s especially important that you know that 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. When a fall happens as a result of faulty equipment, you can pursue compensation for the losses you’ve suffered as a result of the injuries you’ve sustained.

You can claim damages for a number of losses

Following an accident caused by 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 you spend time in the hospital. When pursuing compensation, you should be able 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 lost earnings and income you would have otherwise had access to if the accident hadn’t happened.

In addition to the above, you can also make a claim for pain and suffering. This claim can concern physical pain and the emotional anguish that such an accident can cause. So-called “non-economic” damages are more difficult to quantify but they take into account the impact that the fall has had on your ability to enjoy life.

The repercussions of a ladder accident can result in both physical and mental trauma. Seeking damages for your injuries from the manufacturer can help to give you the time and resources you’ll need to recover fully.