Raising an injury claim in South Tyneside over the Internet is the solution that most people take when they have need. As one of the top injury claim solicitors here in the UK, many claimants tend to use the ‘no win, no fee*’ services that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline, which are highly acclaimed and unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen.
Work at height safety precautions
Fall from height injuries are a significant cause of many fatalities and severe injuries. Working at height can be done safely, but only when all appropriate safety measures have been put in place, leaving nothing to chance. This involves carrying out a detailed risk assessment before each and every project, and being prepared to take whatever ever precautions are necessary. These precautions include thing like:
- Using crawler boards to spread the weight of personnel and equipement on roofs that are suspected of being fragile
- Using scaffolding to access high places
- Ensuring edge protection is installed
- Deploying safety nets to catch anything or anyone who might fall
- Issuing workers with fall arrest harnesses and hard hats
- Using mobile plant such as scissor lifts or cherry pickers
- Carrying out thorough risk assessments
- Training and informing workers of best practice and alerting them to any dangers to be aware of such as avoiding stepping on potentially fragile roof-lights
Scaffolding and scaffolding design and erection qualifications
Scaffolding and mobile scaffold towers deserve a special mention because they are frequently used where work at height is concerned. Scaffolding needs to be designed to suit the project. Both the design and construction of scaffolding should only be carried out or supervised by accredited personnel. CITB (the Construction Industry Training Board) offer training and certification, as do PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association) in terms of mobile scaffold towers.
Enhancing the chances of success of your Injury claim in South Tyneside
If you have been injured in a fall from height accident, processing your injury claim in South Tyneside through Accident Advice Helpline is a wise choice to make. With over 14 years in the injury claim compensation industry, and 200 specialist injury claim lawyers on our payroll, we have extensive experience and expertise with most injury scenarios, including falls from height in the workplace.
Check out how much compensation you may be due
Compensation awards vary enormously depending on the nature and severity of your injury. You can get a good idea how much you may be due by using the interactive HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. All it needs is 30 seconds of your time.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we also provide a toll-free helpline to enable injury victims to chat to one of our experienced advisers. Access to this helpline can be gained from any landline by dialling 0800 689 0500, or, if using a mobile, 0333 500 0993.