Window fall injuries are very rare, but when they do occur they have the potential to be quite serious. When you think about the potential dangers involved with windows, it is clear that safety measures should always be in place in these areas. If a window is open, or if a building is being constructed and the gap for the window is present but the window has yet to be installed, there are potential dangers involved.
Accident Advice Helpline is aware of isolated cases where people have fallen through a window and suffered window fall injuries as a result. These could be relatively minor if they are fortunate to fall from a low level, but if they experience a fall from a greater distance the injuries could potentially be very serious. It is imperative that the appropriate safety measures are always in place in situations like this, to ensure that no one has the chance to fall out of a window at any point.
Taking the right preventative steps on building sites
Clearly every building that is constructed needs to have the proper health and safety measures in place to ensure no worker is in any danger with regard to window openings. If such openings are present there should be measures in place that will prevent the likelihood of someone falling through the gap.
We may sometimes think that health and safety laws are too complex and involved to be any use. However, in reality these laws have certainly saved lives over the time span they have been in operation. In reality many people are still with us today that would not otherwise be around. If negligence is found to have been the cause of a particular accident, someone could potentially have received injuries that were preventable.
Seeking professional advice
Falling from a window is an isolated incident that occurs to very few people. However, if it occurs to you, you have every right to consider whether you might make a compensation claim.
You can find out the answers now by calling Accident Advice Helpline to benefit from our years of experience in this field. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and this puts you through to our free 24/7 enquiry line. Make sure you get the answers you are seeking about an accident that occurred within the last three years. Don’t miss the chance to call now.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown