It is rare that you would read about someone who has suffered a deadly window fall and lost their life as a result. Health and safety laws are very strict nowadays to prevent just this type of accident from taking place. For example building and construction sites must follow a strict set of rules to ensure every worker is perfectly safe while they do their work. These rules should help prevent a deadly window fall from occurring.
Experienced lawyers have handled isolated cases in the past where someone has suffered a fall and their loved ones have sought compensation as a result of their loss. Accident Advice Helpline tries to identify whether negligence was a significant factor in such an accident.
Keeping other premises safe
Other types of businesses and industries must also take appropriate measures to ensure people are safe. For example pubs, clubs and restaurants may be spread over more than one floor. If this is the case any upper windows should not be made easy for people to fall or climb out of. If no barrier or preventative measures are in place there is the potential that a fall could occur.
Clearly cases like these are indeed rare. However if someone does fall from a window they could be left with severe injuries even if they survive. This is why Accident Advice Helpline has fought for those people who have been involved in situations like this through no fault of their own.
Focusing on safety first
The safer we are when it comes to working or visiting any premises where this type of accident could potentially occur, the more we will enjoy our visit. This holds true regardless of whether we are working or whether we are visiting somewhere where we hope to have a good time. Safety should come first with every business, and that means the employer must ensure no worker or visitor should come into any potential danger.
Accident Advice Helpline is of course here for those occasions when something may already have gone wrong. Our 30-second online test will help you determine whether you might have a case that should be answered. If so, call us on 0800 689 0500 – it’s a free number and you can get no-obligation advice that will help you work out whether you have cause to make a claim in the future.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Fall from height claims