If you’re contemplating raising an injury claim in South Staffordshire, and you are thinking of using one of the many injury claim solicitors that operate online you will be presented with a bewildering choice. What isn’t bewildering however, is finding a solicitor that comes well recommended.
If you check out our website here at Accident Advice Helpline you will see that we are recommended by none other than the famous people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. Recommendations don’t come much better than that!
Unscrupulous company responsible for fall from height fatality plus illegal use of asbestos
Working at height still remains one of the most dangerous occupations. The risks can be largely offset by making sure the right safety measures are put in place. But some employers can be quite unscrupulous, like one particular company in Newport, Shropshire. This company not only exposed an employee to what turned out to be a fatal fall from height accident, but it also exposed the worker and anyone else coming into contact with the roofing material, to the dangers of asbestos.
Fraudulent and illegal use of second-hand material containing asbestos
The company responsible for this incident decided to use second-hand roofing sheets which contained white asbestos to re-roof a barn in Frankly, Worcestershire. The incident was caused through greed. The company involved had quoted £4,000 to the owner of the barn for using new roofing material. By using second-hand material containing the asbestos, they stood to gain over £3,750 worth of profit from the job.
56-year-old worker fell 6 metres to his death
The 56-year-old worker who had been instructed to carry out the work fell 6 metres to his death when the fragile asbestos sheeting collapsed under his weight. The director of the company who employed the 56-year-old tried to have things hushed up by intimating that everyone would be implicated if the truth came out about the use of product containing the asbestos.
Director responsible sent to prison
The director of the company who perpetrated the fraud and contravened the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and who was responsible for the death of the 56-year-old, was sentenced to 12 months in prison. He was also told he could not become a director again for another six years, and was instructed to pay £10,000 in costs.
Making an injury claim in South Staffordshire over the Internet
Any sort of fall from height accident is likely to result in serious injury for which you may be owed a considerable amount of compensation. If you would like to enlist the help of Accident Advice Helpline to assist you with the launching of an injury claim in South Staffordshire over the Internet in search of that compensation, simply visit our website. When there click on the green “claim now” button. You’ll enjoy several benefits by enlisting our services.
- Our ‘no win, no fee’ claim process – recommended by Esther Rantzen
- Our 30 second interactive HOW MUCH compensation calculator
- Comprehensive customer support
- Free 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles