Over £5,000 for handyman after ladder slipped causing a fall

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Client worked as handyman in a theatre. He was instructed by his employers to paint the roof windows black in order to keep out the light during performances. He was required to place a ladder on the girders of false ceiling in order to paint the windows. The ladder slipped and our client fell, suffering a laceration to his shin, which later became infected.

Liability was denied by his employers prior to commencing court proceedings. However, during the course of the court action, we were able to persuade the solicitors on the other side of the case that his employers had been in breach on the Work at Height Regulations 2005; the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations; and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. An offer was made which was acceptable to our client and the case settled ahead of the hearing of evidence