Claiming Compensation for Falls from Height

Falling from a height is one of the most common causes of workplace injuries in the UK, it is often also the cause of some of the most serious. If you are working at any distance that is considered to be above the ground then you are working at a “height”, this means that if you fall from this distance due to employer negligence you could be eligible for a compensation pay out.

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Falling from a height while at work can result in serious injury or even death and negligence in this area is taken very seriously by the Government. If you have been injured as the result of a fall from work and have been left out of pocket throughout the rehabilitation process, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.

What causes a Fall From Height?

Falls at work can be caused by a whole variety of situations, but some of the most common include:

  • Scaffoldings – Incorrectly constructed or maintained scaffoldings are one of the biggest causes of falls in the workplace. Construction workers and builders both rely on scaffolding to allow them to reach great heights and scaffolding can often be tens of storeys tall.
  • Ladders – Falling from ladders is common either from ladders that haven’t been correctly set up or stabilised or from the worker putting too much stress or strain on the ladder causing it to topple and fall. The need to carry tools also often makes it difficult for workers to ascend and descend the ladder safely.
  • Roofs – Roof tillers and gutter workers are often working in precarious conditions and can easily fall off or through the roof that they are working on. A loose roof tile or piece of guttering is all that is required for the worker to lose their foothold and fall.

What are some of the injuries I can sustain?

Falls from height can sustain a whole range of injuries from minor impalements to death. The most common injury occurring from a fall is a broken bone, usually a leg or an arm which has been put out to support the victim during their fall. A concussion is also a common ailment if the worker hits their head on contact with the ground.

How can I claim?

If you have suffered a fall at work through no fault of your own then you may be eligible to claim compensation for your treatment and rehabilitation process. Call the Manners Pimblett team today and let our experts guide you through the claim process ensuring that you receive the full amount of funds that you are entitled to.

What are you waiting for? Call the Manners Pimblett team today and start making your claim.

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