If you’ve been injured in a fall from height incident in West Dunbartonshire, you might need the help of Accident Advice Helpline to file a West Dunbartonshire accident at work compensation claim, if you were injured in the workplace and you believe your employer, or some other third party to be responsible.
West Dunbartonshire is commuter country for Glasgow
Most people who live in West Dunbartonshire, and who go out to work for a living, commute to and from Glasgow. Like any big city, the variety of employment there covers a wide range of industries, from engineering and pharmaceuticals, to warehousing and retail, catering and hospitality. The most common type of accident across all types of industries is the slip, trip, or fall accident; accidents which can cause serious injury, especially if the fall in question is a fall from height.
The dangers of working at height that can lead to a West Dunbartonshire accident at work compensation claim
Because of the inherent danger of carrying out any work at height, the nature of the work to be carried out should first be looked at to ascertain if there are any other alternatives that don’t involve the potential of a fall from height incident. If there is no alternative, then a thorough risk assessment must be carried out to:
- Determine the safest work methodology
- Specify appropriate work at height equipment (e.g. ladders, cherry pickers, mobile platforms, scissor lifts etc.)
- Suggest appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment – including fall arrest equipment) to mitigate risk as far as possible
People should never work at height alone
Wherever possible, work at height should never be carried out by a lone worker. There should always be someone else in attendance, even if that someone else remains on the ground. Whoever is working at height must be fully trained and experienced. Whenever training is taking place, the trainee must be accompanied by an appropriately experienced and if necessary qualified individual.
Using Accident Advice Helpline’s free HOW MUCH compensation calculator
Because of the serious nature of injuries associated with falls from height, the sums of compensation that may be due can be quite considerable. In order to find out how much compensation you could be owed for an injury you’ve suffered in a fall from height accident relating to your potential West Dunbartonshire accident at work compensation claim, you can use the free HOW MUCH compensation calculator that can be found on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. It takes only about 30 seconds to answer 4 simple questions and be given your estimate.
Customer support when you need it
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we operate a ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claim service that is highly recommended by the former TV personality and well-known people’s consumer champion, Esther Rantzen. The system is quick and user-friendly but should you have any queries or concerns you can run them past our customer support team by calling our toll-free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 20th September 2014