If you’ve suffered an injury in a fall from height and you want to raise an injury claim in Ruthin, you can do so easily and conveniently by using the online services of Accident Advice Helpline. With our high online presence and state-of-the-art website, you’ll find us with just the click of a mouse.
Fall from height accidents cause serious injury
Falling from height is a major cause of severe and sometimes fatal injury. Far too many easily preventable fall from height accidents happen each and every year, purely and simply because the work has not been properly risk assessed in advance. Take the case of a 23-year-old roofing worker who fell and suffered serious injuries in Hoddeson as an example.
23 year-old roofing worker fell 4 metres
The 23 year-old was working as part of a team carrying out repairs on a fragile asbestos cement roof. The roof gave way underneath him. He fell 4 metres, sustaining some severe injuries. His injuries included a fractured skull and eye-socket, a fractured wrist, contusions to his back, a badly gashed leg, and cuts to his head that needed stitching. He was in hospital for five days.
HSE discover safety failings
When the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) conducted an investigation, it was found that the employers of the 23-year-old had not planned or risk assessed the job, and had not provided any safety equipment such as a fall-arrest harness.
The team of workers had placed scaffold boards in position on the fragile roof and overlaid them with batons, anchoring down tarpaulin. The injury victim actually fell through an unprotected section of the roof when he was building the final stages of the framework. Had a proper risk assessment been carried out, appropriate equipment would have been specified, which could have prevented the accident.
Roofing contractor heavily fined
The roofing company was found to have breached the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and were fined £17,500 plus additional costs of £7,077.
Have you got 30 seconds to spare to pre-value your injury claim in Ruthin?
In order to find out how much compensation your injury claim in Ruthin could be worth, you can take advantage of the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that we placed on our website. It only requires you to answer 4 simple questions in order to be given your free estimate. The average amount of time this simple exercise takes is only about 30 seconds.
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All the claims that we process here at Accident Advice Helpline are handled via our no win no fee service. That service, and the exceptional customer support we provide our clients, are both highly recommended by the former TV presenter and famous people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Finding out more about Accident Advice Helpline
To find out more call our helpline and chat to one of our experienced advisers about your injury claim in Ruthin. If calling from a landline, dial 0800 689 0500. If calling from a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 20th October 2014