Claiming compensation for a harness failure at work

Cases such as this are most likely to occur on a construction site and usually require you to work in dangerous conditions, so if you are injured as a result of a harness failure then you are more likely to receive a substantial compensation award. This is due to the seriousness of the injuries that most victims receive after falling from such a height, as any fall from high-up has the potential to result in catastrophic injuries. This type of incident is one of the leading contributors of fatal workplace injuries in the UK, so it is important that your employers provide appropriate health and safety measures.

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If you have suffered injuries which could have been prevented, such as providing a safe harness, then you could be entitled to claim for negligence. Under the Health and Safety Act of 1974, your employer must make sure that employees are protected at all times, ensuring that risks to your health and safety are kept to a bare minimum. Suffering an injury such as this can leave you in a lot of severe pain and trauma, not to mention financial losses as you are forced to miss work, so making a claim could be in your best interests.

Where might I look to make a claim?

If you have been injured as a result of a harness failure at work then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. There are several instances where you may look to claim, including:

·         Claims against a lack of safety equipment

·         Claims if you have lost a limb

·         Claims if you have been hit by falling debris

·         Claims if you have been left paralysed

·         Claims if you have been left brain damaged

Who could I make a claim against?

If the equipment that you have been provided with at work is faulty or badly maintained or you have not been provided adequate health and safety measures, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. An incident of this nature is very serious and as such you could receive a substantial figure if your claim is successful, so if you can prove that your injury has been caused as a result of someone else’s negligence then you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence. There are a number of people who you could look to claim against in an instance such as this, but this would most likely be your employers for failing to provide an adequate safety harness.

How can Manners Pimblett help with my claim?

If you have sustained an injury at work after a harness failure then you could be entitled to a large pay out in compensation, such is the severity of the case. Making a claim can be quite difficult though, especially as you are trying to recover from such a traumatic event, so seeking out the help of professionals could be your best option. The team at Manners Pimblett has a lot of experience when it comes to cases such as this and out team are compiled of some of the best people in the industry, so you can be sure that you are in safe hands. If you are in need of assistance, simply contact one of our highly qualified team today on 0845 077 0772.

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