£100,000 settlement for painter in “fall from height” claim

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Mr Blant fell from a height  whilst working on a tall ladder as a painter and decorator in Lancashire.

He suffered a serious fracture of his leg and had several operations.

Falls from ladders, scaffolds and other platforms are one of the biggest causes of serious accidents at work, and  the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) impose very strict duties on employers to take care for the safety of their workers when working at height.

In this case it was clear that the ladders were completely unsuitable for the job in the first place; a working platform or cherry picker should have been used.

In addition to that, the ladder hadn’t been secured in position, and there was no one footing the ladder while Mr Blant worked.

We took on Mr Blant’s claim against his employers in place of other solicitors who hadn’t got very far.

We issued court proceedings on behalf of our client and gathered expert medical evidence and full details of his loss of earnings.

We then helped him recover £100,000 in settlement of his claim.

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