Falling Injury Claims
For many people, the risk of falls from height at work is significant but essential to getting a job done. From those working in construction and operating heavy machinery such as cranes (see more on Crane Related Accidents), to window cleaners and those suffering from poorly illuminated walkways, the risks of a catastrophic fall are all-too real. Of course, such a fall can also cause a fatality, leaving family and loved ones to bear the brunt of negligence caused by employers.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is, therefore, intended to provide a degree of protection to anyone that has to scale significant heights are part of their employment. It also ensures that employers take practical measures to uphold the highest levels of safety in order to protect their employees.
Falls from height and compensation
At Injury Lawyers UK, we’ve witnessed a number of claimants seek compensation following a fall from height at work, with the injuries sustained affecting both professional and personal lives. What’s more, if you’ve fallen from height at work and suffered a significant injury, being able to return to work or even find alternative employment can prove difficult. As such, getting the compensation you deserve could well prove invaluable to you and your loved ones.
Some of the most common claims we see from those suffering a fall from work include:
– Falling from ladders which are either unsuitable for use or have been poorly maintained
– Falling from machinery, with the claimant falling onto said machinery and sustaining greater injury
– Falling from roofs, either due to the collapse of the structure or tumbles from the side
– Falling from scaffolding which has not been properly erected or thoroughly inspected before use
Am I eligible to make a Personal Injury claim?
We believe that anybody that has suffered a fall from height in the workplace should look to pursue a claim. Although not all cases identify culpability in the employer, you may well be among those that have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of others. By speaking to our team of personal injury experts, we can help you determine whether you have a case for seeking compensation or not. In addition, we operate on a No Win, No Fee, meaning that if you’re unsuccessful in your pursuit of compensation, there will be no charges incurred.
Talk to Injury Lawyers UK today
If you’ve suffered a fall from height at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 1123 156 today or submit a personal injury enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.
*There are extreme circumstances where we would require you to pay, these are for example if you deliberately mislead us and it is proven that you have asked us to pursue a fraudulent claim