Fall From Height Claims
Falls from height are without a doubt one of the most dangerous injuries that can occur in the workplace. Usually resulting in serious injuries or death. If you have been injured as a result of an accident thats caused by your employer’s neglect, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Employers must take all the necessary measures to minimize risks at work, such as ensuring employees are properly trained. Prior to any work at height commencing, a risk assessment should be conducted and employees must have access to the necessary tools and equipment. The use of airbags or a fall arrest system can also prevent serious injuries in the event of an accident.
What are Fall From Height Claims?
A fall from height claim can be made for injuries that have resulted from a fall, which has occurred as a result of equipment breaking or malfunctioning, or because of unsafe working conditions. Falls from height can happen both at work and in public places. If you have suffered any injuries after falling from a ladder, walkway, roof or scaffold, you may be eligible to make a fall from height claim.
Tylers can provide you with expert legal advice that is based on the circumstances of your particular case on a no-win, no-fee basis. Simply contact our team today on 0800 699 0079.
Can You Make a Claim After Falling from Height at Work?
In case of a fall from height at work whether due to poor training or inadequate equipment, it’s important to seek the best legal advice. The risk of a fall from height is extremely common in the workplace, whether it is caused by unsafe access equipment or walking on fragile surfaces. If you are looking for an experienced solicitor to handle your falls from height compensation claim, contact Tylers today! You may be able to claim for your accident, and you’ll find that our specialist solicitors can offer you all the help and assistance you need.
If the employer neglected their duty to protect you from potential harm, or if you suffered harm as a result of inadequate training, you could be in a position to make a claim. Fall from height claims can be complex and challenging, making it even more important to have the best legal representation. Contact Tylers today on 0800 699 0079 and we will access your case on a no-win-no-fee basis.
Working at Height: An Employer’s Responsibility
Certain types of workers, such as those in the construction industry that frequently use a ladder or scaffold, are more at risk.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 have been put inlace to ensure the risks of death or other serious injuries are reduced. The law requires that employers assess the risks of working at height, provide suitable training to employees and ensure equipment is safe. If your employer has neglected their duty of care and you have suffered an injury that could have been prevented, contact us today. We can help you win the compensation you deserve.
Our team of highly qualified solicitors will assist you in determining whether your employer failed to uphold their duty of care. Your employer might be held accountable for any injuries that have taken place because of a breach of Health and Safety legislation.
If you have suffered an injury after falling from a height at work and believe that your employer or another party may be at fault, please call us today. Our team of specialist solicitors will be able to assist you in making a claim on an on-win-no-fee basis. Call us today for expert legal advice on 0800 699 0079.
Common Injuries When Falling From Height
No matter what height you fell from, even if you had no apparent injuries, a check-up is highly recommended. This is because sometimes injuries incurred from a fall may be extremely dangerous, but with no noticeable symptoms. This is particularly true of fractures of the distal radius, which can happen if you use an outstretched arm to brace the fall.
Some other common injuries include severe pain when moving certain body parts. Pain and discomfort can be heightened in the body part that landed first. If you have impacted your head during the landing, there is a good chance you have sustained a head injury. You may experience persistent headaches and difficulty focusing.
If you have been injured, whether it is serious and life-changing injuries or just mild pain and discomfort. It’s only right that you are compensated for your injuries, not only so you can recover but also cover the costs of any medical bills, costs until the time you can return to work, and any other financial losses that you may have incurred. Contact Tylers today for expert legal advice on a no-win-no-fee basis. Our team will fight to ensure you win every penny you deserve.
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How Can I Make a Fall From Height Compensation Claim?
When you have suffered a fall, it is recommended you seek medical attention and treatment for your injuries. Not only to receive the best treatment but also the correct diagnosis for your injuries. Having the extent of your injuries well documented by a medical professional will assist with your claim. Our legal team can assist you in making a fall from height claim to ensure you are compensated for your injuries if you choose to take legal action. This money will help to cover things like loss of earnings, medical bills and rehabilitation. As a result of your employer’s negligent action, you may be able to hold your employer accountable with a punitive damage claim.
Contact Tylers today on 0800 699 0079 to discuss the legal options available to you. If you have been injured at work due to the negligence of your employer or a private corporation we can assist you every step of the way.
Fall From Height at Work Claims
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries as a result of falling and it could have been prevented, you may be entitled to claim compensation. At Tylers Solicitors’ we can provide you with comprehensive legal advice and help you with any falling from height claims. In the event you have sustained an injury from a fall from height, do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 699 0079.
How Long Do I Have to Claim Compensation for a Fall from Height Injury?
Because most types of compensation claims take quite a bit of time to be processed, it is recommended that you file and begin the process as soon as you can. This is because you want to avoid waiting too long after the accident. This usually result in loss of evidence, especially bodily harm and other financial losses incurred.
Ladder Fall Compensation Claims Information
Some jobs are more dangerous than others, that is a fact. For instance, construction jobs that require handling of heavy objects and have much risk of injuries due to dealing with dangerous tools, it can be potentially dangerous to the health of the worker.
In a case that you are the victim of an accident involving a ladder, you may have no idea how to proceed. You may have been injured in the fall, or may have tripped and fallen while climbing. You may have questions regarding your rights and on how to go about the process of securing your compensation for medical and other financial losses. Below are some of the questions answered to give you an overview of how a ladder fall compensation claim works.
The Safe use of Ladders & Stepladders in the Workplace
Using ladders and stepladders properly is one of the most efficient ways to prevent workplace accidents. You can find many helpful hints on Workplace Ladder and Stepladder Safety on the HSE’s website.
Using ladders for work at height is acceptable when a risk assessment has demonstrated a low risk and a short duration of work; or there are existing workplace features that cannot be altered.
The use of ladders should be limited to instances where they are safe, e.g. when the ladder can be safely secured and is level and stable.
Can I Make a Compensation Claim for a Ladder Fall?
Yes! If you have been the victim of an accident in the work place and the accident is a result of employer negligence, you can claim compensation for a ladder fall. It is recommended that the individual who is the victim files a claim for compensation immediately following the incident in order to make the process more efficient.
Keep in mind that there are quite a few different possibilities in the cause of your ladder fall injury. These reasons include: ladder being held up at the wrong angle, ladder being too small, ladder having insufficient support, and the wrong type of ladder being used for a purpose. Because it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure your safety, it is your right to claim compensation for financial losses you have gone through after your fall.
Fall From Height Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
If you’ve fallen from height, either due to a teammate’s negligence or the lack of health and safety equipment, you may be entitled to claim compensation. These injuries can be incredibly serious and lead to head injuries, neck injuries or serious injuries to your spine. If you’ve fallen from height while at work, and it wasn’t your fault, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.
Minor Fall From Height Injury Compensation Amounts
With all cases of fall from height injuries being significant, this category is the less serious but you can still claim compensation nonetheless. If you have been suspect to a fall from height injury but you’re expected to make a recovery within the next weeks, get in touch with us to start your case.
£1,760 to £10,180
Moderate Fall From Height Injury Compensation Amounts
More moderate injuries sustained as the direct result of falling from height can significantly impede upon your everyday life. These type of injuries may also give you little choice but to put your career and work on hold.
£34,300 to £72,300
Serious Fall From Height Injury Compensation Amounts
If your injuries fall into this category, the typical symptoms you’ll be going through are: the reduced ability to work, significant risk of epilepsy and a growing dependancy on other people to look after you and care for you.
Up to £80,000
Severe Fall From Height Injury Compensation Amounts
In these severe cases, as a result of your fall from height, it may result in a lowered life expectancy, sensory impairment, reduced ability to communicate and other factors. Get in touch with us today and we can help you through the process to get you the money you’re owed.
Up to £120,000
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Tylers to Make Falls From Height Compensation Claims?
Tylers Solicitors are the best team of legal experts around and specialise in personal injury to help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand that in challenging times, money doesn’t solve everything but it does go a long way to helping and reducing stress, enabling you to deal with your worries better.
In need for the best solicitors team around to help you? Contact Tylers Solicitors today.
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Falls From Height Compensation Claims Solicitor?
Yes, yes, we are! We have great belief that our services and our lawyers are experienced enough with the legal process to get you the compensation that you deserve. And if we are not able to do so, we are glad to say that you will pay no fee.
Where Can I Find Out More Information About a Falls From Height Injury?
Naturally, you will have many question regarding your fall and other legal processes require of you as you attempt to file and follow through with your fall from height compensation claim. You can call Tylers Solicitors for more information regarding injury claims in general in the United Kingdom, falls from height injury claims included. On our website you may find information about how to go about the process which includes the initial filing of the claim all the way to the final process of a court hearing and the compensation process. Other additional good and useful information that can be found on the site include how the compensation sum is calculated. From this information, you can know the precise amount to expect as compensation.
Are Falls From Height at Work Common?
Unfortunately, falls from height at work are quite a common occurence. In most cases, an employer has done everything in their power to ensure the safety of the employee working at height. However, in some cases, we’ve identified employers to be negligent and guilty of not providing enough PPE or safety instructions, which has resulted in a fall.
There are a number of health and safety guidlines which must be followed such as the ‘three point’ safety guideline to avoid incidents and accidents from occurring
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