With falls from height remaining the leading cause of workplace fatalities in Great Britain, working on a roof could be a more dangerous job than you might think. Roof lights and skylights are often present on the roofs of industrial and commercial buildings, and there is the potential for a fall to occur if safety precautions are not taken. If you’re an experienced roofer, you take some responsibility for your own safety at work – as you do in any job – but your employer should also be doing all they can to keep you safe whilst working at height. Working for a negligent employer who doesn’t take staff safety seriously could leave you injured.
Common fall from height injuries
You could make a claim for skylight fall compensation by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident. But what sort of injuries have you suffered?
- Broken bones, such as a broken leg or arm
- Serious head injuries including brain injury
- Back or spinal injuries, if you have fallen onto a hard surface such as a floor below – you could be left permanently physically disabled
- Neck injuries
- Facial injuries
- Crush injuries if objects or the roof has fallen onto you
It might be that someone you love has been killed after a fall through a roof skylight – and you believe that more could have been done to keep them safe. Were risk assessments carried out by their employer? Did they receive the training needed to carry out their job safely? Perhaps no guardrails or skylight covers were in place to prevent accidents from happening. If you believe that your employer or your family member’s employer has been negligent, let Accident Advice Helpline help you make a claim for skylight fall compensation, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Why should you make a claim?
You’re entitled to compensation if somebody else’s negligence – in this case your employer’s – has left you injured and suffering. But that’s not the only reason to call us on 0800 689 0500 for advice. We could help you get compensation for financial losses too, so if you have been left unable to work, either for a few months or for the foreseeable future, we’ll take this into account when working out your personal injury settlement. It’s free to call Accident Advice Helpline and get advice from our experienced team, so what do you have to lose?
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton