If you have been injured in a fall and are considering claiming compensation, or if you are an employer wanting to find out more about the risk of falls in the workplace, then there are places you can look for fall injury statistics. Rather than just searching on Google, where you may not find sources are always reliable, you can visit the Health and Safety Executive’s website to find out more about how common these types of accidents are and what types of injuries are the most common after a fall. This could be helpful if you are planning to make a claim for personal injury compensation, or if you are an employer and a member of staff has decided to claim compensation after an accident at work.
How common are falls?
Falls from height are the leading cause of fatalities in the workplace in the UK, but even non-fatal falls can result in extremely serious injuries. Finding out more about fall injury statistics can help employer when carrying out risk assessments and ensure they’re aware of the risk of injury that comes from working at height.
If you have been injured in a fall and want to find out more about fall injury statistics, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people claim compensation for over 15 years and we’re here to make sure anybody who has been injured at work gets the compensation they deserve.
Are fall injury statistics accurate?
Provided you check a reputable source such as the HSE website (or ask Accident Advice Helpline) then you can be sure the statistics you’re looking at are accurate. But if you need any more advice on falls at work and making a personal injury claim, then you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile, charges may apply) and our advisors offer confidential advice, so you can get answers to any questions you have about your accident and the claims process.
Normally if your employer is liable for your accident, their liability insurance will pay out and you will receive a personal injury settlement, and most claims are settled out of court, giving you one less thing to worry about. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so you don’t even need to lose sleep over expensive upfront legal fees, as there are none.
Date Published: November 6, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton