Loft access is something many houses have. Indeed, many new homes are built with loft access to provide space for storage among other things. It’s not just new buildings that have it, though – many older buildings also have access of this type.
When people are in their own homes, they know to use a proper ladder to gain safe access to their loft space. The same is just as important if the building in question needs to be accessed by an employee. All kinds of people might have to access these areas, and in each case the company the employee works for should provide a risk assessment in order to ensure that the employee is always safe.
Accident Advice Helpline have assisted in no win no fee* cases where employees have been injured falling out of a loft. If evidence exists that points to negligence from their employer or another employee, compensation may be able to be claimed.
Is a fall of this nature likely to be serious?
Some people have been lucky over the years and gotten away relatively unscathed after falling out of a loft. However, as our team at Accident Advice Helpline have discovered, others have not been so lucky. We have dealt with cases where people have sustained broken bones and even severe head injuries or a broken back as a result of an accident of this type.
What should businesses be doing to ensure that falls of this nature cannot happen?
None of us can completely prevent all potential falls from occurring. With that said though, there are plenty of ways in which businesses can help to reduce the odds of anything going wrong. Risk assessments form part of this process.
Of course, you may already have been injured at work in a fall of a similar nature. If this is the case, you may contact Accident Advice Helpline to receive no-obligation advice. We are more than happy to speak with you to determine the exact circumstances surrounding your situation. Simply call 0800 689 0500 to find out more. We can soon determine whether an injury compensation payout would be a possibility in your particular situation. Our 15 years’ experience will help us to assess your case and you won’t pay anything to use our services. Make that call today to find out whether a claim could be successful.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accidents at home