Falling from a height – serious consequences?
Have you been injured falling from a height? This could be anything from two feet through to 20 feet or more. If so, and you have sustained injuries as a result, then you may have an eligible case for compensation.
Claiming compensation need not be a complex or stressful exercise; in fact, we work hard here at Accident Advice Helpline along with our expert injury solicitor in Crouch End to take as much stress and strain out of the process for you.
However, it seems that employers are still not giving the correct training or equipment for employees to work at heights, and with injuries from falling being top of the all-time workplace accident injuries, there is renewed determination to change this.
Your injury solicitor in Crouch End can help you claim compensation for falling from height. Here are some examples:
- Are you a shop employee? You could fall from a ladder whilst changing a lightbulb, which is considered as working at height without the necessary training.
- Contracted labour? There is no difference in responsibility! If you are contracted to work on a building site, for example, the owner will still need to exercise a certain amount of responsibility
- Struck by roofing debris whilst on a job? This regulation also covers this type of accident.
However, as your injury solicitor in Crouch End will tell you, there are exclusions:
- Mounted police officers;
- Sporting and adventure activities at height; and
- Falls on ships and boats.
None of the above are covered by these regulations, but if you have been hurt in these circumstances you may still be eligible to make a compensation claim (just not under the Working at Height Regulations).
Worried about making a claim?
Claiming compensation for injuries as a result of falling from a height – or from any other accident that was not your fault – has been part of British law for many years. Wherever you work you have a right to be safe, and providing you meet your own personal responsibilities of behaving in a safe way, you could have a claim. Gone are the days when people dying or being injured at work was seen as being acceptable. There have been many changes to protect both the employee and employer.
Would you like to know more?
Calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 does not present a sales exercise for us. We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to making personal injury compensation claims, believing that quality advice is the right step – not pressuring you into making a claim for which you may not be ready.
Call us – it will be the best phone call you make today!
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown
Accident Advice Helpline: Crouch End
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