Working as a thatcher can be a dangerous job, building and maintaining thatched roofs and spending much of your day working at height. If you’ve been injured whilst working in this role, claiming thatcher injury compensation could be less complicated than you might think. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience handling thatcher injury compensation claims, and we can help you make a claim on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Common thatching accidents
When you’re working at height, a fall from a roof or a ladder is the most common cause of accidents. Ladders should be regularly inspected for damage and it’s important to make sure that they are placed correctly, so they don’t slip. It’s up to your employer to ensure that ladders and other tools are inspected regularly and repaired or replaced if they’re faulty. They should also ensure that all staff have been trained to use equipment properly and that safety equipment such as harnesses and helmets have been provided for all staff working at height.
Negligent employers could be in breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and you could report your accident to the Health and Safety Executive, who may carry out their own investigation. Your priority should be to get medical treatment for your injuries, whether you have suffered broken bones or a life-changing back or head injury. You can worry about making a claim for compensation earlier, provided you ensure you do so within three years of your accident. Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, and the claims process is actually far more straightforward than you might think.
What happens next?
If you’ve been the victim of an accident whilst working as a thatcher, the first step is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We can help you claim compensation for minor or serious injuries – even fatalities, if somebody you love has been killed in an accident at work that was caused by employer negligence.
Find out right now how much compensation you could be entitled to, by taking the 30-second test on our website, then give us a call for confidential advice. We know that the aftermath of any accident at work can be a stressful time, physically, emotionally and financially. So we’ll take into account any financial losses you’ve experienced, such as loss of earnings, when working out your personal injury settlement.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton