Falls are major causes of serious injuries and fatalities in the United Kingdom and these types of incidents often occur in workplaces up and down the country. Fall hazards are found in many workplaces. When employees are required to stack shelves, work on a roof, unload large trucks or access a silo, for example, they could be a risk of suffering a fall injury.
A fall from height in South Tyneside can also occur at ground level by falling into holes, trenches or service pits so many employees can be at risk of suffering these types of injuries.
Have you been hurt at work?
Employers and business owners are legally obliged to ensure safety measures are in place where there is risk of a fall. For example, proper safety equipment should be made available for employees to use.
This may include the use of ladders, scaffolding, machinery, hard hats and even steel toe-capped boots. Similarly, businesses and companies should always ensure that employees receive proper training in order to work at height and that there are safety protocols in place.
Have you suffered a fall from height in South Tyneside?
If you’ve been injured because of a fall from height in South Tyneside, you could have suffered very serious injuries indeed. Head injuries, broken bones and spinal injuries can all come about as a result of a fall and you may require urgent medical care, particularly if your injuries are life-threatening.
Once you’ve obtained the treatment you need and you’ve begun to recover from the incident, you may start to think about making a claim for compensation. If your injury wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible to take legal action against the person or people responsible.
If your employer didn’t provide you with proper training, for example, and you were hurt because of it, you may be able to make a compensation claim against them.
Let Accident Advice Helpline help you
At Accident Advice Helpline we have over 15 years experience as a personal injury law firm and we’re always happy to assist new claimants. We handle various different types of personal injury claims and, if you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance that we’ll be able to assist you with your claim.
To find out more about making a claim with us, call our hardworking personal injury team on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Don’t miss out – call Accident Advice Helpline now and we’ll do our very best to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: 14th November 2015
Author: David Brown