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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for a roof fall at work

    Falling from a roof can lead to severe injuries. This holds true no matter how high the roof might be, or how close it could be to the ground. A fall of four or five metres can be significant enough to cause serious injury and even loss of life. Thankfully situations and incidents such as this are extremely rare. However, it should be noted that they can still take place if the circumstances allow this to be possible.

    A roof fall at work is fortunately very unlikely due to the fact that the majority of employers take every proper step to reduce the risks to their workers. For example most of the employers across the UK today perform risk assessments, provide a safe way of working and provide safety equipment wherever needed. All these elements can help to reduce the odds of a roof fall at work for people who do work in these situations.

    If a roof fall was allowed to happen it could potentially lead to serious injuries and perhaps even a fatality. Unfortunately both these things have occurred in the past, and while they are rare, every case affects families and friends who are involved in the situation as well.

    What kinds of injuries could potentially be suffered?

    It depends on the nature of the fall, the distance the individual falls and how they land. In some cases people suffer broken bones and are knocked out by the fall. In other cases more serious internal injuries are sustained. It is also possible to suffer severe back or head injuries depending on how the individual lands and whether they land on anything that constitutes a hazard. As you can see it is far better to deal with all potential hazards so the people can work safely whenever they are required to do so.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline today if you require further information

    We have may years of experience in dealing with all manner of incidents such as this. We have countless professional injury compensation lawyers as well, all of whom are capable of bringing a no win, no fee** compensation claim in the right circumstances. Call 0800 689 0500 today to discover whether you have evidence to support such a claim if you have experienced a fall at work. You may well be glad you did so in the future.

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    Date Published: February 22, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.