Does your job involve working at height?
Whilst most people imagine that construction work involves working at significant heights, this isn’t the only type of job that can require employees to work at height. Whilst many builders and construction workers are required to work on roofs or up on scaffolding, they normally have significant experience in this and have passed all the relevant qualifications to be able to complete this type of work.
In addition to this, they are often supported by the use of harnesses or cranes so if they were to take a wrong step or fall off the building, they would be prevented from falling because of their harnesses.
However, if you work in a factory or a warehouse, you too could be expected to work at height. For example, you may have to reach items which are thirty or even forty feet up, depending on the size of the warehouse. In most instances, employees will be able to use machinery to enable them to reach these heights but it’s important that safety wear is used as well in order to prevent any unnecessary injuries from occurring.
If you are required to carry out this type of work as part of your job role, it is essential that your employers provide the necessary safety equipment. If they failed to do so and you were hurt as a result, it’s likely that injury solicitors in Walsingham would be able to help you to make a compensation claim against them.
Although employers must provide safety equipment for this type of work, it isn’t enough for them simply to purchase it. They must ensure that it is maintained appropriately and replaced when necessary. If safety equipment is worn out or damaged, it may not work at all and someone could be hurt as a result.
When should I make a claim with injury solicitors in Walsingham?
If you’re hurt whilst at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may want to contact injury solicitors in Walsingham or a personal injury law firm to find out if they will be able to help you to make a compensation claim. Providing you can show that your injuries were the fault of your employer, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to make a successful compensation claim.
Of course, if you’ve never had a reason to contact injury solicitors in Walsingham or to make a claim before, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Before you commit to moving forward with your claim, you may want to find out more about injury solicitors in Walsingham and how they work so that you know what to expect when it comes to making your claim. If you’d like to find out more now, why not contact us? Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re claiming from a mobile to access further information.
Date Published: 10th May 2014