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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Workplace Compensation in Torbay

    Height-related accidents and workplace compensation in Torbay

    If you have been the victim of an accident at work that was the result of working at a height or because someone else was working at a height then you may be entitled to receive workplace compensation in Torbay. A great number of us are required during the course of our jobs to work at a height above ground level and in doing so can be more susceptible to accidents than our counterparts who never leave the ground.

    Such accidents include falling from ladders which are substandard or unable to bear weight or perhaps being hit with an item that has fallen from a height whilst being stacked away or mounted on a wall etc. Accident Advice Helpline have helped a great number of individuals claim workplace compensation in Torbay.  This has been as a result of injuries sustained because of other work colleague’s inabilities to work at heights or because they were not trained properly in how to stack products away safely.

    Been asked to work at a height at work?

    If you are asked to work above ground level at work then you should have been properly trained before doing so. If you are asked to do so and have received no training which results in an accident then you may be eligible for accident at work compensation. Likewise if you have been given the correct training but have been asked to work with poorly assembled scaffolding, harnesses and other climbing equipment you may also be entitled to make a claim. You employer is responsible for ensuring that you and any other employee who has to climb or lift objects into the air can do so without causing risk of injury to yourself or any others around you. Failing to do this is representative of a failure in their duty of care.

    Head injuries through items falling from racks

    You may have suffered an accident involving heights without leaving the ground. If you have been hit on the head or body by falling objects that were not stacked properly or secured properly at a height then you may be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation Torbay. All staff involved in the lifting and handling of items that are designed to be raised above ground are by law required to receive the correct training and failure to ensure this training is provided may constitute your eligibility for accident at work compensation in Torbay.

    To establish your entitlement to make a claim for workplace compensation in Torbay you should call our team of advisers at Accident Advice Helpline who can guide you through the initial assessment process with a view to determining if you are eligible. You can call us on our 24/7 landline number which is 0800 689 0500 or our 24/7 mobile number which is 0333 500 0992 and our friendly expert advisers will provide you with the advice and assistance you need. Alternatively you can text the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a team member will provide you with a call back at a time more convenient to you. Call us today if you have been involved in an accident that has involved you falling or being hurt at a height or being hit by falling objects in the workplace.

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    Date Published: 25th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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