A considerable amount of relevant surveys which look into work place statistics, such as those conducted by the Health and Safety Executive for example, show year upon year that falls constitute the highest risk towards the health and wellbeing of people in the workplace.
Whilst this may sound alarming; to think that people actually die as a direct result of a fall suffered in their place of work- many often overlook the fact that there is a considerable amount of legislation in place to protect them from such instances, or, in the case of the more unfortunate- in such instances.
Working at a Height
Generally speaking, government legislature defines points such as ‘what constitutes working at a ‘height’?’, and it is for this reason that (thankfully) your unlikely to discover much difference in the opinion of each and every injury lawyer in Whiteness to White castle.
Current law dictates that working at a height to be something that, similarly to personal injury compensation law as a whole, depends entirely on the circumstance and context alike. In fewer words: the scope is very broad and each case is different.
Injury Lawyer in Whiteness to Wick: Common Types of Falls
As you can envisage, there is a rather large range of situation within many workplace settings that could and can frequently result in the injury of an employee by way of a fall.
Professionals involved in the legal fields relevant to such instances maintain that the most common scenarios to unfold among the UK workforce include falls from or into large machinery, particularly that which is utilised in the agricultural industries, falls from unstable or badly maintained ladders, falls through roofs, falls from open edges (loading bays, walkways, holes) and falls through roofs.
I’m sure we can all agree that each proposition sounds equally unpleasant, and thankfully every injury lawyer in Whiteness to Wick, Carlisle to Newcastle is in agreement on the issue.
You’re Entitled to Protection
Perhaps the key thing to remember in all of this is that, in this day and age workers who suffer as a result of the negligence of their employer can be seriously remunerated for their troubles. The law is in place to protect them after all, and now thanks to the assistance provided by companies such as Accident Advice Helpline, they are free to pursue their rights without the worry of never being heard.
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Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown