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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Working at height injury claims

    Useful working at height hazards and control measures


    Working at height can be dangerous. That’s why the Work at Height Regulations 2005 was implemented. It applies to ‘all work at height, where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury’. If you are working at height on a regular basis at your place of work, or even as a….

    What working at height hazards can cause accidents?


    Did you know that falls from height are the leading cause of fatalities in workplaces across the UK? That’s why the Work at Height Regulations recommends that working at height be avoided wherever possible. However, in some jobs, working at height is inevitable, for example, if you work as a roofer or in the construction….

    The dangers of working from a height


    In an employment environment where ‘beggars can’t be choosers’, it’s understandable that employees don’t feel like ‘rocking the boat’ when it comes to their employers. But health and safety is an incredibly important facet of any business that so often gets tragically overlooked, so as employees, if you are aware of any negligence when it….

    Compensation for professional roofer injuries


    Roofers and contractors working from height face many risks as part of their everyday duties. These employees must be trained and qualified to carry out this kind of work and should be given this training by a professional body. They should also undertake health and safety training as part of their job and employers should….

    What will I learn on a PASMA training course?


    PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ & Manufacturers’ Association) courses are available to cover the use of all kinds of scaffolding towers and platforms and you can decide whether to take a combined course, which covers both low and high platforms, courses which concentrate on one or the other or a more general course which is aimed….

    Top tips for safe working at height


    Working at height is something some people will do as a matter of course as part of their job description. Think of scaffolders, for example, or builders, roofers and even telecoms engineers in some cases. The main thing to be aware of is that all these jobs have something in common. This is the need….

    Scaffolder fall accident claim


    Do you need to make a scaffolder fall accident claim? If so, contact Accident Advice Helpline by phoning the free 24-hour helpline. Scaffolding is an essential feature of the construction industry; it is erected in order for builders to make repairs or carry out work at high levels. The job of a scaffolder is to….

    The benefits of a Safety Harness training course


    No matter how safely a tower has been erected or with how much care a ladder has been sited, without a safety harness the worker is still in a lot of danger as they will have no second level of safety should something go wrong. When a tower is finally at its fullest height, no….

    What is a PASMA Low Level Access Training Course?


    The PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ & Manufacturers’ Association) runs a variety of courses to enhance workers’ knowledge of low level platforms, their use, maintenance, erecting, dismantling and storage. Although platforms of this kind are not very high, they can still cause quite serious injuries due to crush injuries or similar. It is very important that….

    Scaffolder fatality


    A scaffolder fatality is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Construction jobs are amongst the most dangerous jobs in the UK, recording 156 major injuries per 100,000 workers. Construction accounted for 39 fatalities in 2012/13. Self-employed workers are twice as likely as employees to be killed in an accident. Dairy Crest Limited was fined £105,000 after a scaffolder….

    Can I claim for an injury as a result of a tree falling?


    If you are injured as a result of a tree falling you may be wondering, ‘can I claim for an injury as a result of a tree falling?’ Trees are the biggest plants on our planet and are beautiful to look at. However, it is the responsibility of the property owner of the land the….

    Steeplejack injury advice


    Steeplejack injury advice is available from Accident Advice Helpline and we can help if your work accident was caused by the carelessness of a third party. Steeplejacks are exposed to many dangers during a working day. Tasks undertaken at height are especially risky and require health and safety measures to be followed to the letter….

    The IPAF MEWPS for Managers training course


    Designed for those who supervise and manage the use of mobile elevating work platforms in the workplace, IPAF MEWTS for managers is ideal for those in the construction and related industries. Offered by the British Safety Council, this course teaches managers and supervisors how to use this equipment safely in the workplace and how to….

    Industrial accidents caused by working at height


    Sometimes, working at height is unavoidable, for example builders and other tradesmen will inevitably need to climb scaffolding or use ladders at some point. Often though, solutions to working at height can be found which helps to keep employees safe from industrial accidents. Falling from height is the number one cause of fatal injury at….

    Ladder fall accident claim


    If you feel that making a ladder fall accident claim is your only option after you have been injured, you need to speak to a member of the team at Accident Advice Helpline. Taking legal action is never an easy decision to make and once you have made it, you will want to know that….

    Tree surgery accident claim


    It not uncommon for accidents and injuries to occur during large-scale arboreal operations – if you are a victim a tree surgery accident claim could be sought and compensation awarded. This kind of environment is hazardous by nature as it involves industrial cutting equipment and the need to ascend and work at tricky heights. In….

    Compensation for a fragile roof light fall


    Workers falling from height is one of the most common types of accident in the UK likely to cause fatalities. A fragile roof light fall is a typical way in which this can occur. People who have been sent up to repair a roof light or work on a roof with roof lights should always….

    Ladder Safety Training Courses


    Working at height can mean anything from using a stepladder to install light fittings, to using an extended ladder to clean windows. In every case however, there is the need to have a full appreciation of how to use ladders safely and knowledgeably at all times. Ladder safety training courses have been created to ensure….

    Steeplejack accident claim


    If you have been injured while working as a steeplejack then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to learn if you can make a steeplejack accident claim. The dangers involved with working at height are obvious. Steeplejacks do this every day while carrying out repairs and maintenance on buildings such as clock towers, industrial chimneys….

    The benefits of Cherry Picker Training


    Cherry pickers are often used on construction sites, therefore this training is essential to those overseeing their operation or those who operate the machinery on a daily basis. When using any kind of large or potentially dangerous equipment, training from a recognised organisation is extremely important in order to ensure there are no accidents or….

    Safe use of Towers, Ladders and Steps training


    Towers, ladders and steps are used in almost all construction, decorating and renovation situations and they can all present a very real danger to those using them and those people working on the ground. A general course on the safe use of towers, ladders and steps is a really useful addition to the skill mix….

    Roofing contractor accident advice


    Roofing contractor accident advice is readily available if you have suffered an injury at work. Simply contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free 24-hour helpline. Personal injury claims arise in every type of industry, though construction sites are especially hazardous. Every sector of the construction industry carries its own set of issues and roofing work is….

    What will I learn from IPAF PAV Training?


    Health and safety is an important part of any workplace, but the role it has to play varies depending on the nature of the industry involved. In some cases highly specific training courses are required to be undertaken by certain workers, depending on the job they perform. A good example of this is the IPAF….

    Working at height injury claims


    Working at height injury claims may result from any incident whereby someone falls while working at height. This can refer to working at any height above ground level. For example, it could relate to a fall from a few steps up on a stepladder. Conversely, it could refer to a fall someone sustains from scaffolding….

    How to claim for a working at height injury


    Do you need to know how to claim for a working at height injury following an accident? If you’ve been injured working at a height and your employer’s negligence was to blame then you could be entitled to compensation. Knowing how to claim for a working at height injury will give you the confidence to….

    Your employer’s responsibility to prevent a working at height injury


    Did you know your employer’s responsibility to prevent a working at height injury is a legal one? Many people enjoy working in jobs that involve an element of risk. Steeplejacks have entertained the masses for years with their daring climbs. Firemen are often suspended in mid air at the top of a ladder rescuing people….

    Steps to prevent a working at height injury


    Steps to prevent a working at height injury, is it too late for you? If you’ve had a fall from a height in your workplace then you might be wishing steps to prevent a working at height injury had been taken by your employer. Sadly many people are badly injured every year from accidents working….

    The cost of claiming for a working at height injury


    What is the cost of claiming for a working at height injury? The cost of claiming for a working at height injury will depend very much on who you use to handle your claim. If you decide to use a local high street solicitor you might find it a very expensive business. Then there is….

    How you could sustain a working at height injury


    How you could sustain a working at height injury through no fault of your own Working at height is very dangerous if you don’t know how to go about it safely. Has lack of training caused you to be injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Are you wondering how you could sustain a….

    Working at height injury


    Have you suffered a working at height injury? If your job involves working at height, it’s essential that you have the relevant qualifications and experience. Training for working at heights can help to prevent accidents happening and it could save your life in an incident were to occur. Although you’ll need to be careful when….

    Training for working at heights


    Have you had training for working at heights? Does your job involve working off the ground and have you had training for working at heights? The definition of ‘working at height’ means working in a place where you could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury, if no precautions were in place. If you’ve….


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