Some occupations are more dangerous than others, and steeple-jacking has got to be one of the most dangerous of them all. Steeple-jacking is rather similar to mountain climbing, but chimneys etc. don’t have many hand or foot holds. Many of the older chimneys have ladder frames built onto them for scaling their heights; but of course over the years, unless they’ve been carefully maintained, they can easily become unsafe and create accidents resulting in the need to make North East Derbyshire workplace accident compensation claims.
Steeple-Jack accidents are often fatal
With such an inherently dangerous occupation, injuries are often fatal. A steeplejack company was fined in May 2011 following the death of one of its work. Before that in 2010 another steeplejack was seriously injured having fallen from a bell chamber, from which he was removing bird debris. In January 2013, two companies were fined £85,000 each, after a steeplejack suffered a fatal 50 metre fall from an Edwardian chimney in Bolton.
When steeplejack accidents aren’t fatal, most still cause severe injury
Not all steeplejack accidents are fatal; however, given the sort of heights that these brave professionals work at, any fall is likely to cause a major injury, as with the incident in 2011 when a steeplejack fell 8 metres from a church roof. In this particular incident, the maintenance company he worked for work was found to be liable and their insurers made to pay appropriate compensation.
Making a North East Derbyshire workplace accident compensation claim for a fall from height injury
If you work as a steeplejack in North Derbyshire, or you work in any profession whereby you are expected to work at height, and you have an accident that causes an injury through no fault of your own, you can call upon us here at Accident Advice Helpline to help you with the launching of a North East Derbyshire workplace accident compensation claim.
How much will your compensation amount to?
The amount of compensation that you could be awarded will depend on the nature and the severity of the injury you sustained. To find out how much this could amount to, you can visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that we put there expressly for that purpose. You only have to answer 4 basic questions regarding the nature of your injury, and you will be given an estimate within a mere 30 seconds.
Use the injury claim service that is wholly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen
Making use of the ‘no win, no fee*’ injury claim process we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline, and that is unreservedly recommended by the well-known people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, is easy. If however you have any concerns or you need any advice, you can chat to a member of our customer support team via the toll-free helpline service that we provide. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or, if using your mobile, 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 15th September 2014