Fall from height incidents cause serious injuries. But it doesn’t have to be a fall from a really high workplace; a 1.5M tall stepladder can cause serious injuries too. If you’ve had a serious fall from height accident at work, and as a result you’ve sustained a significant injury, you can employ the online services of us here at Accident Advice Helpline to help you with launching an Ealing no win no fee accident injury claim. After all, our services come highly recommended by the former TV presenter and famous people’s consumer champion, Esther Rantzen.
The problem of brittle roof lights
A 29-year-old roofing worker sustained serious injuries when he fell 3 metres through a fragile roof light. Roof-lights are a constant cause of fall from height injuries. They are usually constructed from transparent plastic, which may be quite robust when it’s first installed, but with continual exposure to ultraviolet from the sun, it can turn quite brittle over the years, which perhaps explains what happened to the 29-year-old worker. The injury victim suffered two broken vertebrae and significant contusions. He is thankfully expected to make a full recovery.
Risk assessments recommendations not implemented
Although a risk assessment had been carried out, and this suggested that the skylights were protected by barriers, this precaution was never put in place, and the roofing worker was never made aware. The roof-lights had labels attached to them warning of their fragility, but they too have come suffused with ultraviolet, and over the years had faded as a result.
Construction company fined £6,000
The construction company responsible pleaded guilty at the hearing in terms of breaching Regulation 9(2)(a) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. They were fined the sum of £6,000 and instructed to pay a further £690 costs.
How to pre-value your Ealing no win no fee accident injury claim before its launched
Most people who decide to launch a personal injury claim usually like to find out how much that claim could earn them in terms of compensation. The easiest way to establish this with regard to your Ealing no win no fee accident injury claim, is to go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website, and make use of our HOW MUCH compensation calculator.
It’s simply a matter of answering 4 straight forward questions regarding your injury, by selecting the appropriate responses from the drop-down boxes provided, to get your free estimate. It will only take about 30 seconds of your time.
Our freephone helpline contact numbers
The complexity of claims varies from incident to incident. If you feel that you need help or advice, either are readily available from our experienced customer service team. To chat to someone at no cost, call via our freephone helpline. The numbers to ring are 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 1st November 2014