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Working at Height & Ladder Fall Claims

Working at height poses enormous risks and employers who contract staff to carry out this type of work need to take extra precautions to ensure that their employees are safeguarded. If you have experienced an injury as a result of a ladder fall, or by falling from a faulty or insecure workstation, it may be possible to bring a claim for compensation against your employer.

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Helpful Information

A lack of adequate safeguarding measures can have very grave consequences for individuals who are employed to work at height. Workers who fall can be left with life-long crippling injuries and those who fall from a great height can lose their lives. Falls from heights are the leading cause of construction worker deaths in Ireland, some of which are likely to be connected to “cutting corners” within smaller building firms.

Bringing a working at height or ladder fall compensation claim

If you, or a member of your family, have suffered a serious injury or lost their life as a result of working at height, you may want to find out if it is possible to instigate a claim for compensation. We can instigate this process for you by investigating whether your employer has adhered to Health & Safety legislation, then determining the best course of action for securing an adequate settlement.

We have helped individuals and families to seek compensation for a broad range of scenarios, including:

  • Ladder falls
  • Falls from scaffolding
  • Falls from cherry pickers or cranes
  • Falls from high rise window cleaning systems
  • Falls through fragile surfaces
  • Falls from rooftops or high buildings.

There may be many other work-related scenarios that could result in a fall from height. Take a look at this useful guide provided by Ireland’s Health & Safety Authority. Or you can speak to one of our specialist accident-at-work solicitors today for advice on your specific situation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When are ladder fall accidents deemed negligent?

    There are multiple scenarios involving ladder falls where a third party may be deemed negligent and liable to pay compensation for the accident. This includes employers who have:

    • Provided a ladder with a faulty mechanism.
    • Provided a ladder with a broken step on it.
    • Not provided the correct supervision of the ladder when required.
    • Not provided the correct training on the usage of company ladders.
    • Expected employees to use a ladder in an inappropriate or unsafe setting.
    • Ignored the dangerous or negligent behaviour of other employees around the accident victim.

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  • When are working at height accidents negligent?

    There are many other working at height accident scenarios where an employer may be deemed negligent. This includes employers who:

    • Fail to regularly check mechanical equipment such as cherry pickers and lifts.
    • Fail to provide appropriate training on the use of mechanical equipment and tools.
    • Fail to provide adequate support to complete the duties of the job.
    • Overload equipment used to move materials at height.
    • Allow unqualified individuals to work with machinery and equipment they are not skilled in using.

    If any of these scenarios sound familiar then you may have the grounds to bring a working at height or ladder fall compensation case.

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  • How can I prove a ladder or working at height accident involved negligence?

    To prove negligence in an accident at work, you must demonstrate that your employer failed to meet safety obligations, such as providing proper training, suitable equipment, or a safe working environment. Gather evidence like witness statements, training records, equipment maintenance logs, and photos of the accident scene. Show how the lack of these safety measures led directly to the accident. Consulting with a solicitor who specialises in workplace accidents can help you establish negligence and pursue a claim effectively.

Working at height & ladder fall compensation claims

If you, or a family member, has suffered an injury as a result of falling from a height, and you believe the accident was avoidable, get in contact with our working at height injury solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on info@mccarthy.ie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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About McCarthy + Co

With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of fields including relating to accidents in the workplace, including ladder fall compensation cases. We are a family-run business, and we pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial, and helpful advice.

Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. If you have suffered an injury whilst working at height, we can provide expert guidance and advice regarding the handling of your personal injury claim.

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wears multiple hats, not only as the managing partner of one of Ireland’s leading law firms, but also as an author, speaker and an acknowledged expert in client service, innovation and marketing.

Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.
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