If you have been injured in a fall from height in the workplace Lloyd Donnelly can help. Our experienced personal injury solicitors have claimed thousands of pounds in compensation for people just like you. If you would like to claim compensation for a fall from height, call us now on 02082077358.
Injured in a fall from height at work. We can help you claim compensation.
There are certain things you must be able to establish before you can claim compensation for a fall from height at work:
- You suffered the injury in the last 3 years
- That your employer was in some way to blame
- That the accident and your injuries are the fault of your employer or a fellow employee
Falls from height are one of the most common types of injury suffered at work and the injuries which result are often among the most serious. These include:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Leg & Knee injuries
- Arm& Shoulder injuries
Obviously, certain professions are more at risk than others: construction workers, roofers, warehouse operatives and window cleaners all operate at height and thus are more at risk. As well as falls from ladders, these employees are also at risk of falling from scaffolding, racking, stairs, ledges or through windows, skylights or fragile surfaces.
Employees whose jobs involve working at height are protected by the Working at Height regulations. These regulations in place to protect those working at height. They impose obligations on employers designed to protect your safety.
These regulations protect any employees working above ground level, from those using machinery or scaffolding, to those tasked with seemingly straightforward tasks such as changing a lightbulb.
Employers are obliged to provide tools and materials, including ladders which are in good working order as well as appropriate safety equipment. In addition, dangerous areas should be appropriately signposted and guarded.
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If you have been injured in a fall from height at work, we can help. Call us on 02082077358.