Whether you are working on a roof or working at height in a warehouse, working at height injuries can occur any time you are not at ground level. That’s why the HSE recommends that working at height be avoided wherever possible. If it’s not practical to avoid this type of work – for example, if you are repairing a roof – then you need to ensure that your employer takes steps to protect you. If they don’t and you suffer working at height injuries, you could launch a claim for personal injury compensation and they may be held liable.
If you fall whilst working at height, you could sustain any of the following types of injury:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Spinal fracture, which could cause paralysis
- Head injury including brain damage
In many cases, working at height injuries are life-changing, with workers left physically or mentally disabled and unable to return to work. This obviously has a huge impact on their lives, and the lives of their families.
If you have been injured at work and feel that your employer could have done more to prevent your accident from occurring, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. It may be that you could claim compensation for your injuries as well as your financial losses, such as loss of earnings. You’ll never know unless you ask.
Should you claim?
If your employer’s negligent attitude towards health and safety at work has led to your accident, you have every right to claim compensation. Your employer will have liability insurance which should pay out in the event of a successful claim – they have a responsibility to ensure they are complying with the Work at Height Regulations, and if they have not carried out risk assessments or provided you with the safety equipment needed to carry out your job, they could be held liable for your injuries.
Claim with Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen