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Journalist wins ladder injury claim

02-08-2011 12:52 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Browns Ladders

A sports journalist has received a large amount of compensation following a ladder accident at a well-known football club.

His fall caused shoulder and neck injuries and gave him concussion.

The money he received as ladder accident compensation was decided in an out-of-court settlement.

The journalist's ladder accident claim solicitor said that his client had previously complained about the 'Dickensian' state of facilities for radio and TV reporters at the ground.

He said: "In my view this was an accident waiting to happen, and the case highlighted the need for all clubs to provide safe access to their premises."

The football club said the safety of the press area has been improved since the 2006 ladder accident.

This shows the importance of health and safety when it comes to using ladders and step ladders.

Accidents due to ignorance of step ladder health and safety procedures cost British industry millions of pounds per annum.

Browns Ladders are working to ensure accidents such as these are avoided and has created step ladder training courses and help you to comply with health and safety laws.

The company offers ladder inspections and safety training courses throughout the UK.

The Lancashire-based company is providing safety awareness courses - which are designed for companies who frequently use ladders or scaffold towers.

The courses, focussed on step ladders, have been hailed by industry experts as key to reducing on-site incidents.

There are seven in total, including safety at great heights, using equipment such as roof ladders, step ladder safety and first aid training.

In addition, the company provides on-site ladder inspections nationwide, plus ladders and scaffold tower Training courses, Browns Ladders helps companies to comply with the current regulations.

Browns Ladders supplies a range of wooden and aluminum loft ladders, roof ladders, extendable ladders, step ladders and telescopic ladders.

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Browns Ladders offers a wide range of ladders across the UK for industrial, trade and domestic markets. It also provides specialist equipment such as wooden loft ladders, extension ladders, roof ladders, multi purpose ladders, vehicle access ladders and surveyor ladders.

Browns Ladders Ltd
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