Did you know that falls from height are the number one cause of fatalities at work in the UK? Whilst not all falls are fatal, a life-changing fall can leave you permanently disabled or in pain for the foreseeable future.
You know it’s your employer’s duty to keep you safe at work, so if a life-changing fall has affected your life, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
We believe negligent employers should be challenged – we’re on your side and our team of professional personal injury lawyers are here to get you the compensation you deserve, working on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
The rest of your life
A life-changing fall can affect the rest of your life in an instant, and you should be provided with safety equipment at all times when working at height. Safety harnesses or nets to reduce the impact of a fall should be used, as well as guardrails to prevent a fall from happening in the first place.
It goes without saying that work at height should be avoided wherever possible – but if you work in the construction industry or as a roofer, it’s going to be inevitable at some point. What sort of life-changing injuries could you sustain after falling from height? Here are some of the most common injuries we have helped customers claim for:
- Spinal and spinal cord injuries resulting in full or partial paralysis
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Head and brain injury
- Loss of limbs, often caused by crush injuries – for example when you fall from height and scaffolding collapses on you
- Crush injuries leading to damage to internal organs
What’s your prognosis?
It’s important for us to consider your prognosis – how will your injuries affect your future? If you’re confined to a wheelchair or have suffered a brain injury and can no longer look after yourself, your personal injury settlement will provide for this, covering the cost of any care and modifications to your home that you may need.
We’ll also consider future loss of earnings if you are unable to return to work after your accident. So it could be well worth making a claim for compensation if either you or a family member has been injured. Lighten your financial worries and take the first steps towards moving on with your life by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton