Although many people who have suffered a fall from height in Torbay have fully recovered and gone on to live completely normal lives; for some, a fall from height can be utterly devastating. An accident such as this may leave them unable to work for long periods of time, or ever again, and this can have a huge, lasting impact on their lives. For these people, the compensation they’re eligible to make a claim for following their accident can make a life-changing difference to their recovery process – easing the strain on their lives and making things easier over all.
Have you been injured after a fall from height in Torbay?
A fall from height can happen in any number of circumstances; during the course of your normal workday, whilst out in a public place, anything at all. Although a fall from height is relatively uncommon in comparison to accidents such as slips and trips, they do happen.
Usually, although not always, the injuries sustained tend to be serious. This is due to the extra height that people are falling, which, unlike slips and trips, increases the strength of the impact as they hit the ground. Some common injuries sustained from a fall from height are:
- Broken limbs
- Broken neck, or back
- Head injuries
This list is not exhaustive, but gives you an idea of the types of injuries that are sustained in a fall from height accident.
How to make a claim for compensation after a fall from height
After a fall from height accident, the process to make a claim for compensation is the same as with any other accident. You should try to:
- Check your eligibility, either with the 30 second test or by 1) ensuring the accident occurred within the last three years, 2) ensuring the accident was not your fault and 3) ensuring you visited a medical professional in relation to your injuries around the time of your accident.
- Get as much advice as possible. You can do this by reading through our website, giving us a call to speak to an advisor or completing our simple online claim form.
- Collecting details of the accident, and any witnesses or other parties that were involved within the accident.
- Giving us a call to speak to an advisor when you feel ready to proceed with your claim for compensation. Our advisors can be reached on either 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
To find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation for a fall from height in Torbay and see what your claim could be worth, head over to the homepage of our website and take the 30 second test.
Date Published: 17th November 2015