Compensation for an Injury Caused by a Falling Object

When it comes to working with anything at a height there is always a risk that you could be hit by a falling object. In factories, workplaces and even the home, we are constantly striving to find even more places to store those elusive objects and generally we look to stack objects higher and put them in a location that is both out of sight and out of mind.

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Unfortunately, storing objects at a height can be a potentially hazardous exercise as from time to time these items can fall and injure any person who may be underneath the area. The injuries can range from minor cuts and grazes to quite severe head injuries if the person is hit by a rather heavy item. As these injuries can be quite serious, if you feel that your health has been neglected by an employer or a third party then you could be eligible to claim for compensation. 

What could cause a falling object?

There are a number of situations where falling objects could become a problem, but it most commonly occurs in factories or warehouses where a number of items are stored at a great height and are often precariously reached by workers. In addition, the home can be one of the most common locations of this type of accident due to our frequent negligent storing of household items in overhead cupboards.

Aeroplanes can be another major cause of falling object injuries as people can often carelessly place their luggage in the overhead compartment which may cause it to fall when another member of the public aims to open the compartment to take their own luggage out. 

What injuries might I incur?

When it comes to falling items there are a number of common injuries that can occur including:

  • Head injuries which can be quite severe if hit by a heavy item
  • Neck injuries
  • Shoulder and back injuries from the impact
  • Broken limbs, cuts and grazes. 

Who could I make a claim against?

If you feel that you have been injured in this way through the negligence of a third party then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. If items have been incorrectly stacked at work and your employer has failed to put in place the correct safety precautions then you could be eligible to make a claim against them for negligence. 

How do I claim?

When it comes to making a claim the team at Manners Pimblett can help you to ensure that you receive every penny to which you are entitled. Our team will work closely with you to work out the best solution to your case and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

To find out more information or to start your claim today, contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772. 

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