£17,500 Compensation for Cleaner

Injury: chronic pain

Sofia was employed as a cleaner and her regular duties included cleaning the mixing tanks which are about 8 or 9 ft off the ground. To reach the tanks Sofia climbed a ladder which was fixed to the tank but not fixed to the ground. As Sofia went back down the ladder it wobbled and her leg went through the rungs of the ladder. As she tried to pull her leg free she lost her balance and fell from the ladder and landed astride a raised pipe. Sofia suffered a leg injury with chronic pain.