According to and HSE statistics from 2015/16, over 7,000 workers suffered a non-fatal injury from falling objects.*
Our leading accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you were injured at work by a falling object due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee falling objects accident claims solicitors
Most of our falling objects accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Falling objects accidents explained
In almost every profession, you can be hit by a falling object. In industries with higher risks of falling or dropping objects, you usually have to wear a helmet to protect you from serious injuries. Whether you have been hit by a brick on a construction site or a heavy folder in the office, if someone else’s negligence is involved, you can claim for compensation.
Most common causes and types of falling objects accidents
Our clients most commonly have been injured in one of the following accidents:
- Office accidents, where files, boxes or other heavy objects fall from high shelves
- Construction accidents where heavy items fall from scaffolding or ladders
- Street accidents, where parts of a building fall on passers by due to poor installation or maintenance
These accidents can lead to different kinds of injuries:
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured by a falling object, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my accident?
Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury from a falling object, whether as an employee or as a pedestrian, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
Can my employer fire me for claiming compensation?
Your employer can’t fire you for claiming compensation because they have a duty of care to ensure that the working environment is safe for all employees. If you have an accident at work and your employer was responsible in some way, your claim will be made against their insurance company. If your employer threatens to fire you or tries to terminate your employment after your compensation claim has been completed, contact us and we will help make sure you keep your job.
How much can I claim for a falling objects accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.