Mobile platforms can come in rather useful in all kinds of situations. They can be set up to help window cleaners reach higher windows. They can be used to allow a bricklayer to re-point a wall at a higher level. They can be used in all kinds of areas on a construction site, and in many other situations as well.
The one thing that ties all these situations together is the need for everyone to remain safe at all times. Mobile platform injury compensation has been granted to people who have ended up suffering injuries because they were hurt while using a platform that was not safe for use. If your employer asks you to use a platform of this nature, it should be set up by someone who has been trained to do so. You should also be aware of the health and safety regulations surrounding working at height.
What could happen to cause an injury?
Obviously an unstable platform could potentially cause the person using it to lose their balance. If this happens, that individual might fall some distance to the floor and hurt themselves in the process. Such a fall can potentially cause life-threatening injuries and multiple injuries as well.
On the other hand, you might be walking past someone who is using a platform. If something falls from the platform or it even topples over at the wrong moment, you could be hurt or crushed as a result.
Does this mean you could claim mobile platform injury compensation?
It is a possibility, but every case is always going to be different. As such we would always recommend professional no-obligation advice is sought if you are in a situation of this kind. You have three years from the date your accident occurred to call us at Accident Advice Helpline, so even if your accident and injuries are not that recent there might still be time to claim.
With that in mind, why not call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now? As you might notice, that number is a free enquiry line. There is no charge to call and you can even get no-obligation advice as well. Since we operate on a no win, no fee* basis, you don’t have to worry about being out of pocket for seeking advice, or starting a claim if you have a really good case.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim