If you find yourself in the position of having to raise a Derbyshire Dales no win no fee accident claim, for injuries sustained in a fall from height in the workplace, you can call on Accident Advice Helpline for guidance. We operate a toll-free helpline that you can access from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or, if using a mobile, 0333 500 0992. All advice we offer is given free of charge.
Risk assessment recommendations must always be implemented
Any projects where working at height is unavoidable must be properly risk assessed by a person with the relevant experience and knowledge of the hazards involved. But unless a risk assessment is backed up by ensuring that its recommendations are put into place, it may not be of any use; certainly not to anyone who gets injured as a result.
Lack of communication causes accidents
In the case of a roofing worker in Northampton, it was a typical scenario where the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing. The result was that the man fell through the fragile asbestos cement sheeting on a warehouse roof, and plummeted 9 metres to the cement flooring below, hitting a metal pallet before striking the floor.
Injury victim suffers life changing injuries
Falls from this sort of height cause catastrophic injuries. In this case the accident victim suffered multiple fractures to his head and face. He broke his right arm in three places, and damaged his chest, which also resulted in him sustaining a punctured lung. He also sustained a severely gashed leg.
Since the accident, the man has been unable to return to work and suffers reduced movement in his right arm and leg, as well as feelings of numbness in his left arm. He also has chest problems and experiences dizzy spells as a result of the injuries he received.
Safety netting not re-sited
The lack of communication came about when the work being done on the warehouse roof was re-sited from one side of the roof to the other. Safety netting had been deployed beneath the fragile roof, but it wasn’t moved to coincide with the new work location. As a consequence, when the injury victim did fall, there was nothing to arrest his fall.
Check out how much compensation your Derbyshire Dales no win no fee accident claim is worth
The worse the injuries, and the more debilitating its effects, the more compensation awarded. To find out the likely size of the award for your Derbyshire Dales no win no fee accident claim, visit the AAH website and use our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. All it needs is about 30 seconds of your time.
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Date Published: 1st November 2014