If you fall from a height then your first concern should be your own wellbeing. There is no point in attempting to pursue compensation until you have reached a stage in your recovery where it would not be a hindrance to start returning to your normal routine. Suffering an injury as the result of a fall from a height can be both emotionally distressing and physically painful. It may often come with unseen psychological impacts which can continue to affect you long after the physical signs have disappeared. As a result, you should make your medical recovery your first priority and any thoughts about a claim for compensation second.
A fall from a height can have a significant impact upon your ability to go about your daily tasks. The combination of physical and psychological effects can make your life very uncomfortable. If it is a case where you have suffered an injury as a result of a fall where you have not been at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. The financial impact of personal injury is a combination of potential medical costs, additional measures which you need to take to aid your recovery, and the cost of lost wages.
You may have valid grounds for compensation if your fall came as the result of negligence or ignorance by an individual or organisation. For example, if your occupation requires you to work at a height and your employer does not provide you with the necessary equipment to carry out the job safely then you may have grounds for a claim. If you are unsure about whether or not you can make a claim, either take our thirty second questionnaire using the Claims Calculator or give us a call and speak to one of our expert personal injury consultants.
All of our consultants are on hand to offer you hassle-free and impartial advice about the process of making a claim for compensation. They assess the validity of your potential claim and how much money you may be able to get if your case is successful. People are often discouraged from seeking claims for personal injury because of a fear of high costs, confusing legal jargon, and a worry that they may not have the grounds for a claim at all. It is because of all the uncertainties that we offer our advice lines which are designed to help you make an educated and informed decision about whether or not you can and want to pursue a claim.
If our consultants find that you have grounds to make a strong claim then they will refer you to one of our expert solicitors. Unlike small local firms, we operate on a nationwide basis. This means we employ solicitors who are experts in their individual fields and are the best qualified people to get you the compensation you deserve. We take care of the hard work of building the case for you and operate on a no win, no fee* basis. This means that you only pay if your claim is successful.
Date Published: September 26, 2013
Author: David Brown