Falling From Height Claims
Falling From Height
Have you had an accident falling from height at work, Common cases include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces that wasn’t your fault?
We expect to be kept safe in work but sometimes accidents happen, our employers have a duty of care. If you have suffered an accident in the workplace falling from height maybe on a construction site or in a warehouse then you could be entitled to claim compensation for any injury.
If you have been injured in fall from height within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then contact us at DIYPI personal injury, our best compensation solicitors can fight your case along with assisting with rehabilitation and financial losses.
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With access to the best personal injury solicitors in the country our experienced team will find the right solicitor for your falling from height accident and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team are injury specialist and treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.
Making a fall from height claim
Falling from height can be a potentially fatal occurrence. If not fatal, can leave you in a very bad way. Falling from height can lead to broken bones, head injuries, paralysis, brain damage and more.
If working practices fall foul of safeguards, then employees are entitled to make a claim for compensation against their employers.
Providing the accident isn’t your fault and it happened within the last three years, then you can make a claim for compensation should you be injured while performing your role in the workplace.
Fall from height injuries injury statistics
According to the Health and safety executive Places from where falls occur and activities being undertaken
In the food and drink industries, analysis of 150 falls from height accidents investigated by HSE over three years indicated the following places from which workers fell:
- Ladders: 40%
- Vehicles/FLTs (see below): 17%
- Machinery/plant: 10%
- Platforms: 10%
- Stairs (see below): 8%
- Roof/false ceiling: 7%
- Scaffold/gantry: 4%
- Warehouse racking: 4%
Where workers fell from vehicles, 35% fell from the back of a lorry, 31% fell from FLT forks, 13% from cab steps, 9% from the top of a vehicle and 4% from tanker steps.
Falls on stairs are more frequent than that indicated in the investigated sample above. One third of over-3-day absence injuries caused by falling in the food and drink industries, occur on stairs.
Fall From Height Injury
As part of their health and safety remit, your employer is legally bound to ensure your wellbeing, and do all that they can to safeguard against the probability of work-based accidents.
This is largely achieved, courtesy of strictly adhering to HSE guidelines, while also identifying and addressing potential hazards.
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Sadly, not all employers take the safety of their employees as seriously as they should. If they neglect to follow protocols and practices, and therefore fail to fulfil their health and safety obligations, then you can make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Did you know?
According to the latest HSE statistics, there were also 44,400 non-fatal accidents involving falls from height across all industries. That’s 121 accidents everyday.
In 2020/21 35 people lost their lives due to falls from height.
As to just what type of personal injury might befall an employee, this obviously depends on your working environment. As does the perceived risk, in terms of how the claims sector views the likelihood of individuals’ succumbing to a particular injury.
Essentially, there will always be a higher chance of a fall from height accident in a work environment where there are more risk factors to be taken into account.
Physical effects of an fall from height
Fall from height accidents can cause serious injuries. Some people walk away with only minor bruises, whilst other people have severe injuries that have lasting physical effects for the rest of their lives. The injuries sustained are generally musculoskeletal injuries.
Other type of injuries that are caused by accidents at work are repetitive stress injuries, slip and fall injuries, machine related injuries, falling objects, exposure to harmful chemicals, burns and moving vehicle accidents.
When these injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence, victims have a right to seek compensation.
In addition to a serious physical injury, some workers suffer from psychological stress too.
During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).
Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.
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Our qualified team are equipped with everything that it takes to handle your claim journey, from beginning to end.
After 18 years, we are well placed to make sure that you’re in receipt of a comprehensive litigation package, designed to protect both you and your family.
Times change, and with it so does the nuances of the legal sector. We grant you access to solicitors who will ultimately guide you towards the most advantageous outcome to your case.
Frequently asked Questions
If I claim against my employer, will I risk losing my job?
There is a legal safeguard in place for unfair dismissal, and if you claim against your current employer, the compensation pay-out is the responsibility of said insurance policy provider, not your employer. So, if your employer does choose to dismiss you, they must be able to justify their reasons about your claim.
What if I'm self-employed?
If you are self employed but working on someone else’s premises then you have the same rights to claim as an employee.
How much compensation could I receive from a claim?
There is no limit to the amount of compensation you could receive from a claim involving a fall from height.
The amount is dependent on the type of injury sustained and the severity of the damage and how it has impacted your life. Since the amount is such a wide ball-park figure you should leave it to our specialist solicitors team to ensure that you receive the maximum amount possible.
It is important to make a claim as soon as possible to ensure that the solicitors can gather the most evidence possible without any depreciation in the quality or amount of evidence.
Can I claim for loss of earnings?
Yes, if you have had any loss of income due to your incident then this will be taken in to account when calculating your compensation.
How DIYPI can help with a falling from height at work claim.......
With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.
*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.