Fall From Height Claim – Injured Painter
Mr Blant consulted Mulderrigs about his fall from height claim.
He fell from a tall ladder while working as a painter in Lancashire and suffered a serious fracture of his leg.
He needed several operations and was away from his work for several months.
Falls from ladders, scaffolds and other platforms are one of the biggest causes of serious accidents at work.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 impose a strict duty of care on employers in cases where workers have to work at height.
The ladders were completely unsuitable for the job in this case. A working platform or cherry picker should have been used.
In addition to that, the ladder wasn’t secured in position, and no one was footing the ladder while Mr Blant worked.
Mr Blant brought a claim against his employers with our help.
We agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.
Mr Blant issued court proceedings with our help.
We also gathered expert medical evidence and full details of his loss of earnings.
The insurers then agreed to pay £100,000 in settlement of the claim.