Fall from height claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your fall from height claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Have you fallen from a height?
Most of us fear falling, especially falling from a height and for good reason. A fall from a high place can cause serious injury or death. Even if you’re lucky enough to come away with only minor injuries, a bad fall can stay with you psychologically.
When you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Getting the right treatment after a fall from a height
Many falls from height occur in the workplace. If you work in a place where scaffolding and ladders are used, you may be at particular risk of falling. Roofers and window cleaners, for example, are more likely to have a fall.
Other falls occur in public places. For example, a hotel balcony that is unsafe might give way. Poor weather conditions and slippery surfaces can also contribute to cause slips and falls.
Some injuries after a fall from height are relatively minor, but some – such as spinal cord, head and brain injury – are far more serious.
When you are injured, it’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis promptly. This increases the chances of treating your injury in the best way.
If your accident happened in the workplace or in a public place, it’s important to make sure that details are recorded in an accident book. If possible, note the details of anyone who witnessed your accident.
Why claim for a fall from height?
Sadly, some falls from height lead to permanent disability and even death. Other injuries may need treatment in specialist rehabilitation units.
If you have to take long periods off work, this may make it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might have to depend on someone else to help you. With a serious injury, you may need round-the-clock care. Claiming compensation could enable you and your family to cope.
If your injury was minor, you may not feel it’s worth making a claim. You might even be tempted to blame yourself. But by making a claim, you could flag up conditions that are hazardous. This may help to protect others by reducing the risk of accidents in future.
Employers are obliged to provide the right equipment, training and support for employees, especially those who work at height. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 help to ensure that in certain sectors, such as construction, engineering, architecture and insulation, employers put safety procedures in place, and take steps to keep their employees safe.
If you fell while at work, and your injury occurred because your employer was negligent, you could claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.
Can you claim for your fall from height?
We help people to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries following falls from height. To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
Perhaps someone you love and depend on has died after a fall from height. You may be eligible to claim compensation. For support and advice, call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 0500.
Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation. We’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
If you’ve suffered a serious or life-changing injury after a fall, you may need help and support straightaway. As well as medical treatment, you might need to adapt your home, pay urgent bills, or access counselling therapy.
A serious injury usually involves:
- Repeated or lengthy medical treatment
- Requirement for ongoing medical treatment
- The need to have daily care and support
- Long periods off work, inability to work, or loss of capacity
With one free phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get our advice about whether you can benefit from an assessment of immediate needs. This will look at your treatment, rehabilitation and care, and also at what you may need to adapt, such as equipment, aids, transport and home environment.
We may be able to arrange a short-term interim payment to help you adjust and start to rebuild your life after your accident.
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 0500, who will tell you if we can help. Alternatively, fill in our online claim form and we will get in touch to discuss your case and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 0500.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
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