Claiming compensation for a fall in the workplace
Are you looking for the best injury solicitors in Kingston-upon-Thames? Our injury solicitors are specialist solicitors who deal with personal injury claims. They have expert knowledge and experience in personal injury law. One of the types of claim with which they regularly deal are falls in the workplace.
Every employer is responsible for providing a safe working environment. In certain jobs working at a height is unavoidable, however any risk to the individual should be minimised. The Work at Height Regulations provide instructions for managers to follow in order to prevent accidents. The Regulations instruct:
- All work at height is sufficiently planned and organised;
- Sufficient training is provided to those who work at heights;
- Risk assessments should be carried out;
- Equipment should be inspected and maintained; and
- Measures should be in place to prevent falls.
Workers who are at risk of falls from a height
- Construction site workers;
- Emergency services;
- Window cleaners; and
Types of falls
- Falls from scaffolding;
- Falls from ladders;
- Falls from machinery;
- Falls from open edges;
- Falls through roof lights; and
- Falls through fragile roofs.
Injuries sustained from a fall can be serious and even cause death. Other injuries personal injury solicitors see are broken bones, brain injuries, back injuries and sprains.
What to do after a fall in the workplace
- Seek medical attention;
- Report the accident to your manager;
- Enter the details in the accident book at work;
- Take details of any witnesses; and
- Contact injury solicitors to see if you can claim compensation.
Claiming compensation with the best injury solicitors in Kingston-upon-Thames
Accident Advice Helpline, together with our injury solicitors in Kingston-upon-Thames, can help you if you have been injured in a fall at work in the last three years. We are an established law firm who have been helping victims of personal injury for over 15 years. We specialise in handling all types of personal injury claims. Have a read through our testimonials to see how we have helped some of our clients. We even come recommended by consumer watchdog champion Esther Rantzen.
Most of the claim can be handled over the phone, meaning you do not have to spend your precious time completing long and complicated forms. A medical assessment may be required, and injury solicitors in Kingston-upon-Thames will arrange this for you.
Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to speak to one of our helpful advisors for more information and to get the process started. Lines are open all day, every day. If we can’t answer your questions straight away, we’ll call you back.
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown