If you work in York and you get injured in a fall from height incident, you might like to consider launching a fall injury claim in York using the no win no fee personal injury claim process that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline. It’s a service that comes unreservedly recommended by the one-time TV presenter and famous people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Worker injured in fall from height accident while installing solar panels
Fall from height accidents invariably result in serious, debilitating injuries. Take for example the case of a solar panel business that was recently fined having been found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations (particularly the Work at Height Regulations 2005). The accident happened when two brothers who worked for the company as installation engineers, fell 15 feet through the somewhat fragile roof of a farm building when they were installing a number of solar panels.
One of the brothers sustained a compression fracture to his back and sternum, while amazingly his brother escaped the incident, unhurt.
No fall protection measures were put in place
The resulting HSE (Health and Safety Executive) investigation reported that there were no fall protection measurements in place; measurements such as nets, scaffolding protection, or fall arrest gear of any kind. The investigation found that the owner of solar panel business had failed to carry out an adequate risk assessment prior to work taking place. Had he done so, measures could have been put in place to prevent the incident, and the need for the victim to make a fall injury claim in York.
Solar panel boss did not fulfil his duty of care towards his employees
The health and safety tribunal concluded that both brothers were lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries. Working on roofs is not only dangerous but actually accounts for more deaths in the construction industry than any other type of accident. That is why the Work at Height Regulations 2005 were put in place. In this particular instance the owner of the solar panel business did not fulfil his duty of care to his employees. He was fined £4,500 and instructed to pay costs totalling a further £1,500.
Getting an estimate for your fall injury claim in York
If you launch a fall injury claim in York via Accident Advice Helpline, your get the opportunity to use the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that you’ll find on our website. It’s very user-friendly and only takes about 30 seconds to give you an estimate.
We offer great customer support
As well as our user-friendly no win no fee injury claim process, we also offer a comprehensive customer support service which can be accessed via our toll-free helpline. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or, if using your mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Any advice, you may be given is offered free of charge and comes without any obligation. Not only that, but your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.