Some people hate heights; others don’t mind them too much and even work in professions where they work off the ground. The one thing we all have in common, however, is that we might be entitled to make a claim for compensation for fall injuries in Powys regardless of the height involved.
A lot of people work in hazardous environments, but few are more dangerous than the industries that require people to work off the ground. Accidents can happen at the best of times, and when you’re working at any kind of height you need expert help and equipment that should be provided by the employer.
The company has a duty of care to protect all members of staff regardless of where they are working. This includes everyone from the person on reception to those working at heights off-site.
A duty of care
Risk assessments need to be performed sufficiently, and regularly to ensure that sites and tasks are safe to be worked on. Employees need to be given the correct equipment not just to do their jobs effectively, but safely too.
In some cases this might mean providing harnesses for people hanging over the edge of buildings to perform repairs or to clean windows, for instance, or a set of steps to help them to reach items on high shelves indoors.
Unfortunately there are cases where staff members are given no option but to “make do” with what is available, and in these cases they may be entitled to make a claim for compensation for fall injuries in Powys if something does go wrong.
Claiming compensation for fall injuries in Powys
If this kind of incident has ever happened to you then Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. We have experienced and friendly solicitors who will use all of their expertise to build the strongest no-win no-fee claim on your behalf.
You can find out if you might be entitled to make a claim quickly and easily with our free online test. It only takes 30-seconds to complete and all you need to do is answer a few simple questions about your accident, what happens next is down to you.
Making your case
If you are eligible then it’s your decision over whether or not to proceed, you are under no obligation to do so. This means that you can take your time to think through your options or to ask any further questions before making ip your mind.
You have up to three years from the date of the incident to make your claim, meaning that it might not be too late if you have been unsure on claiming after an incident that took place in the past few years.
If you would like any further information on compensation for fall injuries or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 7th November 2015
Author: David Brown